This is the irrational season, when love blooms bright and wild! Had Mary been filled with reason, there’d have been no room for the child*
I’m up early. I’ve got these gigantic sweet roll thingies in the oven and they smell amazing. Family has begun to arrive and I am in that sweet space of happy-tired that moms know well. The God who cares for the heart of a mom intervened yesterday when my son and his girlfriend missed their flight. Despite the busy season they were rerouted in record time and we greeted them with hugs and bursting smiles in the afternoon.
Every year I post this quote by Madeleine L’Engle. It never gets old. When I’m tempted to doubt the miracle of Grace, to use ‘reason’ instead of faith I think of the woman who said ‘Yes’ and Love bloomed bright and wild.
I don’t know where your heart is this season – it could be so full of joy you want to burst or so dark with loneliness and depression that you want to turn out the light and not wake up – but today wherever your heart is, may love bloom bright and wild. May you above all know the miracle that is Grace. The miracle of the irrational season.
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