Saturday, third week of Lent (Annunciation)
Blessed Solemnity of the Annunciation!
(My apologies for the delayed post Tuesday–I’d written it ahead of time & scheduled it to post,
but I must’ve gotten the date wrong. We were out of town so didn’t catch it until we got back).
Today we celebrate the beginning of Our Lord’s life on earth…
it’s 9 months before Christmas, the length of a typical pregnancy.
Here are ideas for observing the day.
Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10 (a virgin shall bear a son and name him Emmanuel)
Psalm 40:7-11 “Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will”
Hebrews 10:4-10 (Jesus came to do God’s will)
+Luke 1:26-38 (the Annunciation)
The time was full
The messenger was sent,
The turning point
her prayerful hands–
and safely so.
“Let it be done!”
The glory cloud
and He Whom all the world
became one flesh
and took His place
the Virgin’s womb.
He made a marriage
and what He’s joined
To what use do I put the power of my consent?
Is the course of history safe in my hands?