That’s pretty much sums up the introduction of the greatest news in history, news that changed Mary’s life in a heartbeat. Nine months later that news would change the life of every person ever born, including yours and mine (though only a few shepherds knew it at the time!).
The angel informing Mary of her role in God’s plan of Salvation is a magnificent example of something that occurs again & again in scripture:
God accomplishes great things through ordinary people.
What’s our part to play in God’s work of restoring Creation? Do we even have a role? Or are we called simply to be spectators of God’s redeeming work? (Hint: The answer may be: “All of the above”)
All these questions arise as we celebrate the announcement that changed the world forever: Mary is with child!
Come and help us celebrate things both ancient and new.
See you Sunday!
– Pastor Mac