It hurts to feel like some kind of peasant, or almost one, doesn’t it?
It hurts to be a poor woman; an outcast woman; an old woman; a misunderstood woman; a difficult woman; a plain woman; a neurotic woman; maybe an unloved woman.
It helps to know that God chose Mary, a poor woman, but who was devoted to God, to bring us Jesus—the Holy One; the Righteous One; the Rose of Sharon; Wonderful Counselor; Mighty God; the Prince of Peace.
No matter what, God sees and cares and loves. God knows everything. God is here, and there, to help.
In the fullness of time, God will send some kind of angel, maybe one angel, someone, or a whole choir, bearing Good News.
You and I may be peasant people, in a poor house right now, perhaps a poor house of the heart, but we are just the person God is looking for.
Let’s hold to Jesus, to worship Him, like Mary Magdalene.
Jesus won’t leave us. He promised never to leave us, nor never forsake us.