Yesterday was the Feast of the Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel came to Mary. Everything changed when the infinite God of the universe took on flesh and became human in the womb of the Virgin Mary. God became part of His own creation.
The Incarnation of the Word only happened with the consent of Mary, though. Amazing as it is to comprehend, but God hinged His entire design of human salvation upon Mary’s consent. Of course, she said yes, which gives us great reason to celebrate today.
Both the Incarnation and Mary’s consent are amazing to comprehend in their own right. And they happened at the same time! Thank you, Jesus, for taking on flesh in order to save us. Thank you, Mary, for consenting to bring forth the world’s Redeemer in your immaculate womb.