Advent 4C Waiting for Love – Elizabeth
December 20, 2015
She was running you know.
I could see from a distance that it was a girl!
At first I didn’t recognize her…
I wondered who she could be…
this young girl running all by herself –
and coming up the hill – our hill!
She didn’t look like any of the girls in the village.
I confess that my first thought was,
“What kind of family is she from?
Running like that, with her skirts flying,
her head uncovered, and without an escort?
My second thought was something must be wrong!
I was in my sixth month though.
For the first five months I had stayed inside the house.
I wasn’t going to do anything to risk this baby…
And also, I wasn’t so sure I wanted
the whole village to know that I was pregnant yet.
A woman my age without children…
people were talking.
They were talking about me.
They were using words that
women without children have always heard.