[Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign:
the virgin shall be with child,
and bear a son,
and shall name him Emmanuel.] (Is. 7:14)
Salvation is intentional. This seems like a “no brainer”, yet we can take it for granted and fail to consider its gravity. Already here in the 7th chapter of the Book of the Prophet Isaiah God makes clear His intention to grant salvation to His people and the way in which it would arrive— “a virgin shall be with child, and bear a son”.
The Blessed Virgin Mary is that Virgin promised and her Son that salvation intended. In agreeing to her virginal motherhood Mary confirms God’s intentional salvation.
In so intending to save all humanity, God intentionality intended to save you personally. God had been preparing your salvation for thousands of years.
Take a few moments today and thank God for His love and offer of salvation. Also, thank Mary your mother and the Mother of God for her cooperation with God’s grace.
Hail Mary full of grace…