Ecce Ancilla Domini
"And Mary said to the angel, "How shall this be, since I have no husband?" And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible."
And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her"
– Luke 1:34-38, which is part of today's Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Advent.
My sermon for today can be read here.
Detail from a window in Covington Cathedral, KY.