A week ago in church, a lady spoke of Mary, mother of Jesus. Mary is one of my favorite persons in the scriptures. What courage it must have taken for that young girl to declare herself "the handmaiden of the Lord," to submit to His will, when carrying a baby out of wedlock could result in death by stoning.
Once again, she demonstrated her courage when she and Joseph fled to a strange country--Egypt--to protect her Son. And yet again, Mary revealed her courage when she was present at the crucifixion of her Son. Her grace, her strength, her faith marked her every action, her every word.
This I know for sure: Mary was truly one of the noble and great ones.