December 13, 2010

Mary's Love

A Sunday School teacher asked her children to write a letter to God during the week ahead. The following Sunday, one child read this message “Dear God, we had a good time in church last Sunday. I wish you could have been there.”

With all the many preparations for Christmas, sometimes we must be reminded of God’s presence in the celebration.

Mary needed no reminder that God was at work in her life. When she visited her cousin, Elizabeth, she declared herself to be the most fortunate woman on earth!

If Mary were with us today, she most certainly would remind us that we do not fall into God’s plan in quite the same way that she did. Yet each of us is humbled to remember that the Christmas story is about God’s love.

As we tend to our Christmas chores let us keep in our hearts a place for Mary’s story, the oldest and most intimate story of all. It is the story of a mother’s love for her child, and in a lesser but very significant way, it is a demonstration of God’s love for each one of us.