Third Advent reflection is on Rejoicing.
As I spend time pondering during the advent season, I can't help but wonder what Mary must of felt like. Young and unwed, what would people think, how will Joesph her betrothed take to this news of her carrying within her the Son of God? Will he believe her that she was a virgin? I could imagine that Mary was filled with fear in the beginning. It took her some time to come to that place that she accepted the Lord's will on her life.
I am sure that we all have had times where we have been asked to do something that the Lord has asked of us that filled us with apprehensions, fear and uncertainty just like Mary.
The word rejoice is rooted in joy and grace. Mary spent time away with her cousin to come to this place of joy and gratitude in her life by being mindful of God's grace that had transformed her. Read the full scripture in the link below and enjoy this beautiful song sung by Steve Bell.
May this advent bless you with the gift of rejoicing.