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Mary's journey

What can I say about how I felt?

I would not call it a surprise:

I was stunned.

My life would never be the same

for God, my God, had chosen me.

Why, I will never know.

Nothing in my past

could have prepared me for this revelation

and yet I must believe it.

Let my happiness banish my fear.

I am not on this journey alone.

The future is uncertain–

what will I become,

mother of a miraculous child

destined to change the world?

I only know that

in this holy mystery lies the answer:

I will go onward in the care

of him who will make everything right,

protected by the very child I carry.

Written for the carol service at St John's, West Ealing in 2017.

Charles Jobson. For permission to re-use contact  godfrey@wordsout.co.uk.