First Sunday of Advent: Hope
Mary trusted that the angel really was who he said he was and that she really was going to have a child.
She’d know if it was real sooner or later – she’d eventually see the natural signs of pregnancy. But that would have taken at least a few weeks since they didn’t have pregnancy tests!
She didn’t wait until she saw proof from a growing belly, she had hope. Luke 1:46-55 is Mary's song of hope because salvation had arrived in her womb.
Mary shows us how to hope in God's plan, even if we don’t know all the full details yet. How can we trust God with our uncertainties?
If you’d like to follow along (or peek ahead) with the pdf booklet for Advent, you can view it here.