Luke 1:39-56


In Luke, two miracle babies interrupted time. Elizabeth had been told she would give birth to the one who would proclaim the coming of the promised Messiah. Mary was told that her Son would be the Messiah.

It was important that they see one another.

“At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!’ And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me—holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.’ Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.” Luke 1:39-56

Mary went to visit Elizabeth very soon after she received the news.

The moment that Elizabeth laid eyes on Mary she knew and so did her unborn son. He leaped in her womb and she exclaimed with a loud cry. Elizabeth was overjoyed that she could see the mother of the Lord. It was amazing.

But we have the privilege of seeing even more. We get to see the Lord.

So, we should ask a similar question. Why has it been granted to us to be able to see Jesus?

The answer is that He loves us.

What love God showed to Elizabeth. What love He shows to us. It is nothing short of amazing. It is called amazing grace!

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