"A thrill of hope" A barn with a manger in soft light.

A thrill of hope

Anticipation is high as a teenage girl labors in a foreign city surrounded by strangers and livestock, her first tremor of pain the first thrill of hope for all humanity. Questions thicken the air with every contraction.⁣

When will he arrive?
How will it happen?
Will it take a long time?
What will he look like?
Will she love him right away?
Will he even need her?⁣
What does it mean to be the mother of God incarnate?

A mother’s unanswered cries echo through the night, but come morning, all will be revealed. Until then, all creation holds its breath as it waits for the promised Son.⁣

“A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices/For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn”.⁣

“Weeping may endure for a night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning” [Ps 30:5 AMP]⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀

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