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! 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1:39-45
After Gabriel visited Mary with the news that would be with child, she visited Elizabeth, who at this point was a number of months along, carrying John. The Holy Spirit was with both of them, and Elizabeth expressed her joy and admiration for Mary, and she felt a great honor was upon her that Mary, the “mother of my Lord” would visit her. In seeing Elizabeth with child, it confirmed what the angel had told her.
Let us pray together………Holy and Loving God, you brought great favor to both Elizabeth and Mary, they were ladies of tremendous faith. Continue, LORD, to shower Your people with Your grace and Your goodness. This world of ours needs to hear The Good News , needs to understand it’s full meaning, and allow Jesus to enter their lives – we pray this be so in His great Name…Amen.
Yours in Christ , Rollie