Sixteenth Day of Advent, 2013
And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me—holy is his name. (Luke 2:46-49 NIV)
Mary had plans to live a peaceable life as the wife of a simple Jewish carpenter. It was a perfect plan, a typical plan for a young Jewish girl, a realistic plan to satisfy her and her fiancé’s earthly needs. The courtship had begun. The dowry had been met. The arrangements for the wedding feast were in the works. What a joyous time for the bride-to-be.
Then the most unexpected, unimaginable phenomenon happened.
Enjoy the sounds of Christmas as you prepare for Jesus’ Second Coming.
See you in a twinkling,
Brenda K. Hendricks