If you tell Adonai he can do whatever he wants with you, you had better prepare for the unexpected.
When an angel tells her that Adonai is with her, Miryam, a young up-country woman in an outpost of the Roman Empire, is not quite sure she wants such a favor. Adonai is divine. Miryam is human. All the people in the ancient writings who knew Adonai’s presence also knew severe suffering as they brought deliverance to Adonai’s people. Miryam accepts the mission to bear the long-promised Messiah in the face of her own fears and misgivings. As she does so, she gains for herself both greater joys and more intense suffering than even she had imagined. But she also begins to see the deliverance—not just of her people, but of the entire world.