Advent IV – Year B

2 Samuel 7:1–11,16; Psalm 89:1,18-26; Romans 16:25-27; Luke1:26-38

Rev. Dale Nikkel

Mary’s is perplexed by the message that she will be mother to the Messiah but her response doesn’t stop there. There is humility coupled with wonder and curiosity, attitudes that may parallel our own response to the Christmas story. There is also fear about what trusting God might look like. Following God can be scary – it confronts us and draws us out of out comfort zone. Just as Mary responds with humble submission, with trust, ready to serve, we need to tune our own hearts to God’s calling and be ready to serve others.