Read Luke 1:26–40
Advent waiting is active. It begins with our being open, our saying “yes” just as Mary did. God needs us, and we need God. We are God’s hands, arms, feet and heart here on earth. As German theologian and mystic Meister Eckhart said, “We are all meant to be mothers of God, for God is always needing to be born.”
For Jesus’ birth to be more than something that happened more than 2,000 years ago, we need to open our hearts and let Christ be born in us. Again and again. Let love and compassion be born in us. Let gratitude and grace be born in us. Let wonder be born in us. Like Mary, we too can be receptive to the work of the Spirit in us.
This message is an excerpt of the devotional “What wants to be born in you: Advent is a time of darkness and possibility” by Sonia C. Solomonson in the December 2016 issue of Gather magazine. Today we remember Katharina von Bora Luther, renewer of the church, who died in 1552. Learn more about Katie with our free resource.