For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. (Luke 1:46-49 NKJV)
She was the first to know, the first to hear from angels’ lips the gospel of His coming. The first to hold Him. The first to feel His hunger. The first to know the gentle rhythms of His heart.When love sought a door, a passage of entry, a mother to child itself into this world, she offered up her will, her consent, her body. And Christianity had its first stirrings, cradled sweet in the surrender and in the womb of a maiden.
In Jesus, the son of Mary and the Christ within her, Amen
Benediction: May you enjoy all the blessings that have been assigned to you, as well as some you never would have expected, for heaven is full of surprises when it mingles with things of earth and faithfulness.