Christians are people who make room for God. Mary is the first one in the Christian story who shows hospitality to Christ. She gives her very body as the space where good news can be born in our world full of bad news. In his Advent reflection for The Mennonite, Isaac looks to Mary as the first disciple who shows us what hospitality to God looks like. Here is an excerpt from the article:
Mary shows us how to extend hospitality to God, which is simply what it means to be a disciple. She made room for God’s life within her own. She opened her life, her very body, to bring Jesus into the world. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the Son received life in Mary’s womb. In her womb, Mary bore the One who is good news in a world full of bad news. The light of the world came from her womb. She shared her flesh with God. Mary’s faith made room for God to move in her life, and through her life into the world.
Follow the link to The Mennonite for the full article: Pregnant with God.