Just imagine if Mary had said ‘no!’ Where would that have taken us with nativity plays? I have no idea. Thankfully though, her humility was so pure that her level of trust allowed her to take on something that she must have had questions about.
We are all ‘pregnant’ with a dream from God.
Our Father has the same great desires for each of us.
The familiarity of Christmas?
The familiarity of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus can lull us into a false sense of security. It’s as if we say to ourselves, ‘yup, I know about Christmas and I’ve got that one sorted’. Nothing could be further from the truth in my view. If we truly grasped the enormity of what was going on we would understand why it was the only occasion in the bible when the angelic worship of Heaven broke into the Earthly realm in such a full-on and dramatic way.