The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
and she was conceived of the Holy Ghost.
Today is the feast of the Annunciation. On this day, the angel of the Lord came down from heaven, and requested Mary's consent to become the Mother of God. The fate of the world hung upon her yea or nay.
Behold the Handmaid of the Lord.
Be it done unto me according to thy word.
Mary was given the choice; either to say yes or no to this mighty request. "Yes," she said. "Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum. Be it done unto me according to thy word." And the angel departed from her, and God the Son was conceived within her womb.
And the Word was made flesh,
and dwelt among us.
Mary said yes. And our great God, our King of heaven and earth, Creator of humanity, the Son of God condescended to take on human nature. He became Man, so he could suffer and die for us.
Behold the mighty moment,
beneath God's waiting sky,
When redemption hung upon
a virgin's small reply.
The angel brought the message,
the earth and sky grew still.
The handmaid bent her humble head
to God's almighty will.
"Fiat," our Mary answered,
"Let it be done to me."
And God became the Son of Man;
Her soul was sweet perfume.
And God, Incarnate, was conceived,
within Our Lady's womb.
~Katrina DeLallo, 2013
For more on the Annunciation, go to the Fisheaters forum.
Eventually, Maria over at her blog, Fire, Fleet, and Candlelight, will post cool pictures of what we did with the blessed palms we received yesterday, on Palm Sunday.
And stay tuned! I received a blog award from Amanda at Old Fashioned Girl, so I'll be posting that sometime this week.
Cheers! God bless. :)