Perpetually preparing and waiting for life’s big moments, the grand gestures, the culminating events, we sometimes miss the meaning in small encounters and quiet nudges. We can overlook the little leaps of awareness through which deeper blessing comes. In the intimacy of this one ordinary moment with her cousin Elizabeth, seen truly, loved totally in her current condition, Mary comes to greater understanding. She breaks forth into a song of thanksgiving and wonder at the new order God is birthing. Through her own small yes, the old order begins to crack and topple and turn. Because of her faithfulness, God’s promises will be delivered. And not she alone, but we, too, are blessed when we say yes to the small moments, just being ourselves, lowly servants, channels of mercy, bearers of God’s dream.
During this Advent Season, when was God quietly nudging you or present in the small moments