Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Annunciation

Today (March 25th) would normally be the Feast of the Annunciation, but because today is a Sunday, it gets moved to tomorrow. I searched through a number of images of the Annunciation, trying to find something different to use, but this one by Henry Tanner is always the one that speaks to me.

Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,
and you shall name him Jesus.
Luke 1:30

Today, I invite you to reflect on your own "Annunciation" moments. While they might not be this dramatic, we all have them - the times when God comes in and disrupts our human plans and offers us a very different future. We are given a choice and our answer changes our lives forever. Like Mary, we may be very scared, but may we, like her, have the courage to say "Yes."

Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.
May it be done to me according to your word."
Luke 1:38

1 comment:

Margaret Mary Myers said...

Your words of meditation speak to me this morning.