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An Expectant Mary

This fourth week of Advent bears thoughts of an expectant Mary, awaiting the arrival of her son, with hope and joy. May we too bear joy and anticipation of the birth of our Savior and carry forth his love in all that we do!

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Mary: Mother of the Messiah

““And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus.” (Luke 1:31, NASB95)

Gabriel’s astonishing announcement to an unknown Jewish girl in a backwater part of the Roman Empire, it is such an unexpected moment that even now, after 2000 years of Christian history, the reader is stunned at the moment that Mary realizes that she will be the one to bear the Messiah, Jesus means “Savior.” 108 more words

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Assuming Mary

For those that have grown up in the Catholic faith, this feast is well known perhaps at times a bit too familiar. Do we stop and take the time to truly ponder the life of Mary as we celebrate this honor bestowed on a life well lived?

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Song of Hannah/Song of Grace

“Then Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the Lord; My horn is exalted in the Lord, My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.” (1 Samuel 2:1, NASB95) 296 more words

The Annunciation

God has prepared very well for the coming of His Son. The Incarnation of the Word, Who exists from the very beginning (Jn 1:2), is shaped in a specific human context, bound by the limits of time and space. 632 more words

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