She said yes. How excited when this is an answer to a marriage proposal? There is such joy and happiness when this happens. That moment of certainty when all is right with the world. There is a great unity between two people.
Life is filled with brokenness. We do not need to look very far at all to see the ways in which sin and suffering are present in our world. In the midst of this, God remains present in our midst. And during the season of Advent, Jesus is very much present to us in the example given my his mother. May we pray that just as Mary knew and followed God, so too may we.