By Gina Garrison
Mary was bursting with delight! She was to be the mother of the Messiah! Her song of gratitude, humility, and praise overflowed in this passage from Luke. Even today, her wonder and joy fill our hearts as we, like Mary, prepare for the coming of Jesus.
Although few of us have a visit from an angel or a prophetic dream revealing our mission, each of us has a unique role to play in God’s creation. Each of us was created out of God’s love, and each of us, like Mary, has a purpose and a calling. We may never know the impact of our lives, but we all are part of God’s perfect plan. Our daily interactions with family, friends, teachers, students, co-workers, patients, customers and neighbors form the foundation of our part in building God’s kingdom.
Take a moment today to express your love and gratitude to a family member. Tell a friend that their support and advice is appreciated. Take some cookies or tamales to a neighbor. Extend an unexpected kindness to a stranger. Most importantly, spend a moment in prayer to thank the Creator for the blessing of the birth of Jesus.
Rejoice in God the Savior!