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Thursday, December 3, 2020

imagesCAO1YZTJLuke 1:26-38

Finding Favor

Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you. Do not be afraid, for you have found favor with God.  

We know little about Mary, the mother of the Christ, and yet we know all that we need to know. Mary was reared as a faithful child of God. Mary remained faithful to God throughout the turmoil of her life. Mary remains faithful still as she continues to visit the children of God.

God says: Many of you strive to find favor with friends, loved ones and those with whom you work; yet you only once in a while think of me or think of finding favor with me. I do not ask that you spend an unreasonable amount of your time away from your favorite pursuits or companions but I do ask this – remember me each day for I am the one who has given you time. Bring your sorrows to me each day for I am the one who brings you hope. Rejoice and sing with me each day for I am the one who gives you life.

To find favor with God we might follow the example shown to us by Mary. Let us remain faithful children of God despite the tumult in our lives. Let us bring our fears and sorrows to God who created us. And let us celebrate with God who brings us life.

We celebrate the day of Gabriel’s visitation on March 23. For more on this day, click on the image above or go to: http://wordincarnate.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/word-made-flesh/

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