Giving God our "Yes"
Today is the Feast of the Annunciation a day when we honor the “Yes” Mary gave to the will of God. “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word”(Luke 1:38). Mary did not know where this “Yes” would take her. She was simple, humble and had great trust in God.
Our Lord has a path for each one of us. When we are unified with His will then we walk exactly in the steps He has prepared for us. It is a path of sanctification. The picture above was taken by one of my children this winter. These are footsteps leading out into fresh snow. These steps go out beyond the frame of the photo. We do not know where they end. For my own part, I like to imagine each day trying to step exactly where God has prepared… not in front or behind. Mary gives us a beautiful example of her unconditional “Yes” and also the witness that God takes care of the details no matter how uncertain the future may seem. Thank you Blessed Mother for your “Yes”. Please help us to follow your example.