When the angel Gabriel told Mary that she would bear the Son of God, "For nothing will be impossible with God," Mary answered, "Here I am, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word."
What an amazingly powerful response to God's hope for the world. With Mary's response, Christ was born and the world came to know God's love in new form.
Christmas reminds us that we are people who carry God's hope for the world. We have learned that nothing is impossible when we are ready to answer with Mary, "Here we are, servants of the Lord. Let it be with us according to your word."
In Christmas Hope and Blessings,
The United Church of Canada