Simon Harvey preaching. 4th Sunday in Advent - Awaiting the Christ Child Bible reading: Micah 5.2-5a; Luke 1.39-45
In today’s gospel passage, only women speak. When Mary meets Elizabeth she receives her cousin’s blessing. Even the unborn child in Elizabeth’s womb seems to want to join in the rejoicing. Yet these joyous moments are not yet celebration. For all that is longed for is not yet born.
On this fourth Sunday of Advent, may God deepen our longings, raise our hopes, make us patient in waiting.