The annunciation is one of the most beautiful passages in the New Testament. In it we find a young girl who’s been drawn into God’s redemptive plan for humanity. The power of the story is that in it we find a picture of our own conversion. God’s gracious decision about us in Jesus and the call to respond to that decision. Favor and presence is declared to Mary then a promise. Confident acceptance is Mary’s response. Christmas is a time for us to remember God’s gracious decision to intervene in our brokenness it is also time for us to respond to that decision with confidence and joy!