My reflection is from Living Faith:
And the angel said to her in reply, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Luke 1:35
“At first, Mary could not imagine how the angel’s proclamation that she would bear a son would be fulfilled. Yet when the angel assured her of the power of God’s Spirit, Mary responded with faith in God‘s trustworthiness as well as an openness to mystery.
Sooner or later, we all experience moments of doubt and times when we question how some perplexing situation will be resolved. There are no easy explanations for the sometimes wonderful, or sometimes painful, events of our lives.
Like Mary, we are invited to make room in our hearts for mystery.
In these final days of Advent, we are challenged to let go of our natural desire for certainty and security and entrust ourselves and our loved ones to the mystery of God.
Lord, may we trust that your Spirit continues to bring new creation out of chaos or uncertainty.” Terri Mifek
I think that these words are so appropriate for our church today!