Has God ever interrupted your life? We are speaking of a moment when God breaks into our everyday world with a message. That is the focus of our readings today. God has a tendency to enjoy breaking into our mediocre and ingrained patterns with a surprise visit. When it happens, we feel un-comfortable, but we quickly realize that God works in our lives to accomplish His purpose – each of us is a part of the process.
In the Gospel we hear about an angel interrupting Mary. Talk about having your world turned upside down! Mary is given a sign as she hears of Elizabeth’s pregnancy. God is doing something impossible. Elizabeth is too old for a baby. Yet Mary delights in God’s news and reacts with faith, trust and joy.
How do you appreciate the best gift God has given us – the gift of His Son Jesus?