The Sanctuary Between Us © Jan L. Richardson

In the story that is assigned for this final Sunday in Advent, December 20, 2009, we hear of a holy meeting between two pregnant women, Elizabeth and Mary.  The artwork above cleverly depicts their bond, which is not just familial, but emotional…and maybe we could also say spiritual.

We will explore these themes more fully on Sunday morning, but suffice it to say that the reign of God has just been relocated to the hill country of Judea.  What does it mean that God has entrusted the future of salvation to two poor country women, so vulnerable and yet so magnificent? 

God, come to us, that we might comprehend your magnificence in the midst of human vulnerability.  Amen.

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