Dear Family of Mary!
Day Eight of our Novena for the Annunciation of the Lord:
“And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible.” (Lk 1:36-37)
The Father was not finished with His discussion with Mary. She had asked how could it be, that she would conceive God’s Son, and the Lord through the Angel Gabriel had proclaimed the wonderful power of the Holy Spirit to her! But God was not finished with His proofs! To give her more confidence, He told her another wonder that He was enacting: that her cousin Elizabeth in her old age would also conceive a son! Wonder of wonders!! She was old and beyond her years for bearing children. And yet, God was giving her a son.
This was big news for Mary. Indeed it was not the first time that the Lord had given a child to a woman beyond her childbearing years. Sarah, Abraham’s wife, in her old age conceived a child, Isaac, at the word of the Lord given through an angel. Isaac was the one through whom the promise to Abraham would be fulfilled, as the nation of Israel would be established through Isaac and his son, Jacob.
Well the Lord poured forth His confirmation to Mary, so that she was able to make her decision. This was great news for Mary.
And the Angel Gabriel gave us all those blessed words that we live by: “For with God nothing will be impossible.”
We can sing this to ourselves all day long! It is the truth! And it is our hope! “For with God nothing will be impossible!!!
Our Lady told us:
November 8, 1984 “Dear children! You are not conscious of the messages which God is sending you through me. He is giving you great graces and you do not comprehend them. Pray to the Holy Spirit for enlightenment. If you only knew how great are the graces God is granting you, you would be praying without ceasing. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
The graces God is giving us are so great we will never comprehend them all!! Nothing is impossible for God! And we are the recipients of His power and love! We should be filled with joy and wonder, as was Our Lady at the Annunciation!
Mother, teach us that nothing is impossible for God!
Let us pray:
Annunciation prayer of faith:
Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal Word,
You became Incarnate as man
in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
You, through whom the universe was created,
began your earthly course,
in the womb of a humble and chaste Virgin.
At the annunciation of this miracle,
Mary responded in faith:
“Let it be done to me according to your word.”
May we who are made new creatures by your grace,
respond with such faith, when you call us to your service. Amen
(written by David Bennett)
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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