Stir Up Your Power, O Lord, and Come – AGAIN AND AGAIN!
Fourth Sunday in Advent 2018
Now we’re getting close! We are pregnant with hope. Mary and Elizabeth are pregnant with holiness. The story takes us back, pre-birth, to a place of expectation and promise.
But don’t you see. This is what Advent has been about all along. Christians are people of a proclamation, but God’s work among us is not done. We are also – and always – people of expectation and promise. And what do we learn from Mary, the mother of our Lord, and Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist? We learn that hope recognizes hope, that the yet to be born knows that promise of other life yet to be fulfilled.
It is okay to trust the birth, even when there will be no room in the Inn.