Christmas is a time of festivity, joy and giving. As we approach this season of friends and family, we also remember why Christmas has become so precious. Over the next six weeks, our Nightcap online presents the various heroes and heroines who contributed towards the Christmas tale.
Of course, the story begins with Mary, who received a very unusual visitor in her home town of Nazareth – a visitor with a strange message. Mary, who was a virgin, was to give birth to a son, the son of God, who was to be called Jesus.
In this episode of Nightcap, Isobel reflects on the nature of the message, the miracle of the virgin birth and how it was received by Mary.