Gabriel appears to Mary. A practical woman, she asks for more details. “How can this be?”
And she ponders. God is moving closer.
Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth for counsel. Elizabeth’s child leaps for joy in her womb.
And we wonder. God is moving closer.
Mary did not choose to have a child before the marriage. God chose this path for her.
And she ponders the challenging and unknown path before her. God is moving closer.
We do not always choose our paths. but God’s back is never to us. God is within us.
And we wonder about the mysteries of our current age. We ponder as God moves ever closer.