Mary is greatly troubled when she hears the angel’s greeting.
Decorate your bedroom doors with wrapping paper, and put up a sign with a Christmas greeting.
God’s past faithfulness motivates hope for the future. We can look forward with hope by looking backward to remember how trustworthy God has been. If he was faithful then, why would he not be faithful again?
23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.