Meditations for Christmas ~ December 18, 2012
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, "Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!" But she was greatly troubled at the saying and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus."
Morning sun ~ such a lift after days of grey. I imagine it was just such a morning that Mary was visited by the angel. An ordinary everyday moment turned miraculous in the twinkling of an eye.
A housewarming gift of "Happy Lady" orchids has burst into bloom!