In Luke’s story, God in his unfathomable and awesome wisdom gathers all the long, deep, variegated threads of salvation and passes them through the eye of the tiniest, humblest needle: a teenage Jewish girl saying her prayers.
Who is this stranger in my house?
Where is my father, my husband?
Favor with God? I’m just little Miriam.
Sarah and Hannah are too great for me.
How can this be? I’ve honored my parents!
Please don’t bring this shame on us!
Do not overpower me, I pray.
I am your child, your beloved.
Don’t be afraid… Don’t be afraid… Don’t be afraid…
I am the Lord’s servant. Let it be to me according to your word.
in HIS love,