Grace and Peace to you.
Mary understands what it's like for you,
with God inside you, swelling with life.
Mountains bow to your courage;
valleys stand up in honor of your humility.
Your longest nights
will enfold miracles.
The darkness will reveal the star
the light has hidden.
Angel choirs in their swirling robes
will sing glory to your world. Yes, yours.
Heaven is gift-wrapped
in the most ordinary paper.
Your waiting is faith;
your longing is holy.
Someone on the edge will prepare a way
into your life for your Redeemer.
Your Savior longs with longing deeper than yours
to be with you, even in this ragged winter.
May you listen and hear Gabriel,
look into the rough manger of this world and see God.
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