April 4, 2016
(The Annunciation of the Lord)
Prefigured, through the prophets… The LORD spoke to Ahaz through the prophet Isaiah, saying, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel, which means ‘God is with us!’” Is_7:10-14;8:10
Sung about through the Psalms: Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will. Ps 40
Carried out through Mary: Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Lk_1:26-38
And fulfilled in Jesus: when Christ came into the world, he said: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; in holocausts and sin offerings you took no delight. Then I said, ‘As is written of me in the scroll, behold, I come to do your will, O God.’” Heb_10:4-10
What a magnificent Gift!
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