Awakening to purpose

Mary heavy with child and the strain of labour. Feeling it in every fibre of her being. Preparing herself to birth our Saviour. Carrying a weight of wonder in mind and body. Caught up in a purpose beyond herself, stretching into the reaches of heaven and eternity. Pregnant with possibility. Potential. Plans beyond her knowing….

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Surrendering

She slid softly into an empty seat, barely raising her head or risking a glance around her. Trying to look invisible while wanting to be noticed. Eyes gradually roamed surroundings clinical yet suggestive of homely warmth.Here a comfortable chair, there a magazine, walls decorated with gentle art work to please the senses, floor carpeted. Yet the…

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