Our Lady of Emmitsburg
To the World
through Gianna Sullivan
December 16, 1999
My dear little children, praised be Jesus!
Ponder, little ones, how your Savior entered into the world born of your Immaculate Mother. I, the Handmaid of the Lord your God, was betrothed to Joseph who was a just man of the house of David.
As I was gathering water from the town well, a brilliant light from Heaven approached me. Startled by this light I made in haste my way home. Once in my humble quarters there again a brilliant light from Heaven entered my quarters, and from this light came the melodious voice of an angel who announced “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you! Fear not. You have found grace before God. You will bear a Son. He will be great and will be the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His Kingdom will have no end.
My little children, God in His Love instructed my soul and spoke to me in the middle of the silence and darkness of the world. There I surrendered in the trust and poverty of a child. I did not know the land I would travel or the route. I had only one desire, that of reaching the summit of Love. My Joseph and I were led by God through passages where we saw nothing but half- veiled light, but that Light was God Himself advancing us toward His mountain of Love.
You also, children, are invited to walk the passage of Love, seen though it may be veiled with silence and little consolation. Surrender in hope and watch. Your Jesus will turn your sorrow and darkness into joy, and a luminous light will dawn a new tomorrow. Wait in anticipation and adore Him. Walk where He leads you with the trust and poverty of a child.
The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you! The Holy Child to be born will be called Son of God! He is your God, children, He is your Jesus, your Savior; and nothing will be impossible, for He is God.
Reach out to Him. Say “yes” to His Will and entrust your lives to Him. He will lead you through the darkness into the Light, through the cold and wind to warmth and to a safe harbor, a destiny filled with Love.
There is hope for you, little children, there is hope. Peace to you. I take your petitions to my beloved Son, your Savior. Thank you for responding to my call.