Ponder: What if Mary had said no thank you to Gabriel, when invited to gestate Immanuel? What if God had not asked her permission, but just committed eminent domain with her womb and her life?
Pray: God, it’s a good reminder that You never force entry, but always invite us let you indwell in our hearts. Help me to have the courage to say Yes and let You in, so my next gut-feeling, gentle kick in the belly, or whisper-tickle of internal movement may come straight from You. Amen.