Here, the redemption story begins and the story unfolds — a virgin called Mary betrothed to a man named Joseph, a descendant of king David. Now to conceive and later give birth to the Son of the Most High, the One who has come to save the humankind. This little babe making all sad things come untrue, our holy Savior come to walk that lonely road to Calvary. Here, the Miracle of miracles come to fulfill the prophecies, this time to come for us hopeless ones where death will die and life will begin.
Whatever the barrenness of yours is, beloved, do not be afraid. Your prayer is heard, those whispered prayers held in the hands that created you. You can let go now, trust that our Lord is able to make all things new — whether it means creating a new life completely or making a battered heart able to stand strong in the mighty winds.
Let your soul breathe today, beloved. Because even in the darkest of times, when our hopes and dreams are but a whisper in the night anymore — our God hears. Our frozen dreams, our barren years and stump-like souls, they are all seen by the One who loves and provides; by the Maker of the sun and moon, the Maker of our earth. Walk in confidence, beloved, your sins laid out and your soul poured out like and drink offering, all of us out so that we can get all of Him in.