Elizabeth and Mary
Holy Spirit, I pray that my words and my life will faithfully and undeniably declare God’s loving faithfulness in Jesus. Speak through me; be at work in all that I do!
Read Luke 1:39-42
39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!
After the angel’s visit, Mary went to visit her much older cousin. Elizabeth also was pregnant and carrying a son promised by the angel Gabriel to go before the Messiah and prepare people for his coming. As Mary greeted her, Elizabeth’s unborn child leaped. The baby could not speak, his father had been made mute, but Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit could declare that Mary and her child were God’s fulfillment of a promise!