Magnified Gift- Advent 25
Jesus came into a world torn by tension
and turmoil from his very first days.
Suffering and oppression were part of the
strife of the land.
Yet, in the midst of this insecurity
and uncertainty Mary said,
"My soul magnifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
in God my Savior."
Mary's response reminds me that
my Advent response is to magnify
the Lord in the middle of the mess-
even when answers are unknown
and we really don't have certainty
about many things in life.
Lord, even when you ask of me
let my response be one that
shines light on this gift
the greatness of
a tiny baby.