December 1, 2019
The Gift of Yes: Mary -Promise Road Campus
We begin our journey to Christmas with Mary; one whose actions inspire us towards what it means to be expectant for the birth of a savior. Mary does not ask to bear the Christ child, rather the angel Gabriel comes to her. Initially perplexed, Mary wonders aloud how God could choose her before making a commitment to God and to the world. Advent establishes a way of life. A way of faith life. That is, so much of how we experience life can be identified with or connected to this pattern — a sense of favor and regard, feeling perplexed, voicing our concern, confusion, wonder, amazement, and then a response voiced liked the prophets of old, “I’m here, God.” Nothing is impossible with God.