Today on the Solemnity of the Annunciation we honor Mary’s open heart of faithfulness when Angel Gabriel appeared with the Good News of God’s love for us and of her special role in bearing God’s son Jesus into this world.
Mary took a huge step of faith with her “yes” to God’s request through Angel Gabriel. She risked death (they stoned pregnant-out-of-wedlock women back then) but she said yes to God, anyway. Despite her fears, despite not knowing how her betrothed, Joseph, would take it. She said, “Yes.” Let it be so. Let it be as You have said.
She trusted God, completely, and moved forward with faith letting her yes become Love incarnate within her.
Something to think about! When was the last time you said, “Yes” to something for God? Something hard to do that requires extra doses of faith? Following Jesus is not just singing “Kumbaya” around a campfire, but letting His love flow through us in tough places (even if that means being stuck at home for a year and being nice to those around us!)
Taking Mary’s example to heart, may we offer up our “yes” to God’s nudging in our lives. Somehow, someway, may God’s Light shine through us today.
“Yes. Let it be so. Let it be as You have said.”
Virginia : )
“Mary’s words give us a new outlook of life. The outlook of a persevering faith; a faith which is the light of daily life. Of days sometimes tranquil but often stormy and difficult. A faith, which, finally, lightens up the darkness in each one of us.” Saint Pope John Paul II