Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Surprise!




Luke 1:26-31
Birth of Jesus Foretold
 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.

Just like that-
A young woman's life
thrown into chaos
to accommodate
the advent
of God in the flesh.
Her willingness
to mother
the Son of God
fulfilled the hopes
and dreams
of nations.
To say yes
to something
so momentous 
and inconceivable
took courage
beyond her years.
A courage called upon
again and again
as she watched the child she bore
endure things
no mother of any child
should ever have to witness.
Mary - mother of God

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