John the Baptist came from a barren womb, so did Samson and some others who served the Lord. Jesus came from a virgin womb, from a heart reserved for God alone. Such is God’s way with people. Yet, when God works and enters our lives, miracles happen and our lives are full. So let us prepare for the coming of God this Advent, for his birth within the kingdom of our hearts. This is the time and the season of the Spirit’s reign when the barrenness of our hearts gives birth and bears the fruit of God.