Love is the theme of the fourth Sunday of Advent. As I was thinking about what to say this week, a book title kept coming back to me, namely, Love Wins by Rob Bell. I’m not here to spend much time on Bell’s thesis but rather as I was drawn to why God would want to spend any time with any of us.
The story of Mary being told she was going to have a son who would become Messiah is well known, even if details about Mary are at best scant. As I considered her story and talked about it with others I was led to think of the interaction between God and Mary, not as God’s uncompromising command to her, but rather an offer made and received in love.
As always, I would be happy to hear what you think about either sermon and dearly hope these Words From the Middle are good ones for you.