25 March 2013

The Feast of the Annunciation


"And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great and shall be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father: and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever. And of his kingdom there shall be no end."Luke 1:30-32

A little Christmas in March. During this Holy Week comes the day we hear the glorious news that our God becomes Flesh. He became Flesh so that He could know pain and grief, carry our sins, be stricken, smitten and afflicted. 

"Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel." Isaiah 7:14

We'll sing this beautiful hymn, Gabriel's Message, eat Blueberry Muffins (the color blue reminding us of Mary) and rejoice that our Lord put on tiny flesh and hid Himself in Mary's womb...for us.

"O who am I, that for my sake my Lord should take frail flesh, and die?"

Some fun for kids:
Some more food ideas for today can be found HERE.

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