O Root of Jesse, standing as sign among the peoples,
before you kings will shut their mouths,
to you the nations will make their prayer:
Come and deliver us, and delay no longer!
Today’s reading: Luke 1:26-33
I wonder how Mary felt, in her body and in her heart, when God’s messenger appeared? I wonder how his words sounded in her ears?
Have I ever heard very good news? How did my heart feel inside?
I wonder: can I sit with Mary, right now, and hear how good Gabriel’s words to her are? What do I want to say to God about this good news?
Jesus’ name means “God saves.” In Advent, we look inside and notice all of the ways we need God to save us. We look at our world and feel sad for all that is broken, and for all of the things we need God to come and deliver. I wonder: can I ask, and hope, for Jesus to come and do his saving work in me, and in my world?
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