As a former mediator in family court, I’ve seen a lot of single gals come through our doors. Not a few of these single gals are pregnant teen girls in great financial, spiritual and emotional need.
This thought about single gals got me thinking about Mary, the blessed mother of Jesus, our Saviour. Think about it. She too was a single gal, a pregnant teenager with some heavy needs of her own.
Single Gal Problems
First of all, she was a small town single gal who was having a baby. Can you imagine the scandal and hurtful gossip going on in Nazareth at this time? If you’re from a small town or village, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Secondly, besides this single gal having to deal with all the vicious rumours spreading around town, she also had to worry about her family. What do you think this single gal’s parents had to say about all of this? Suppose you had a teenage daughter. Would you believe her if she told you the Holy Spirit impregnated her? Would you think she was lying? Or Crazy? In the pressure of the moment, would you be tempted to get this single gal an abortion?
Finally, when our single gal left Nazareth for Bethlehem, she literally had nothing but the clothes on her back sans a couple extra rags she was to use as swaddling clothes. In grievous labour pains on the back of a donkey, she arrives at her destination: a smelly stable in the open air of the night. The single gal and Joseph coudn’t afford much else.
At just the right time, this single gal gave birth to a Precious Child without any assistance except for Joseph, who was probably just as clueless as most guys today are under similar circumstances.
I suppose most of us know the rest of this glorious story. This single gal ended up okay because God’s Grace was upon her, as witnessed by our Scripture of the day.
“My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my saviour, for He has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.”
Single Gal Promises
If you’re a single gal today with great burdens, and feel there is no hope for you, please know that the same God who blessed Mary in her humble circumstance, is willing and able to do the same for you.
Are you a single gal with something to share?
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