Year after year the Israelites waited for this grand pregnancy and birth of this mighty King. They had dreams and aspirations for this Mighty God ruler. They envisioned a glorious announcement and birth that included much fanfare and would create envy and respect in the eyes of all other rulers and nations. They knew this child would want for nothing and all the nations would bow before Him. They waited and times got tough. There were 300 years of no word from God through His prophets. Had God forgotten his people?