Day 8 - The Actors: Elizabeth.

Luke 1:39-43 - In those days Mary set out and hurried

to a town in the hill country of Judah (40) where she

entered Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth.

(41) When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby

leaped inside her, and Elizabeth was filled with the

Holy Spirit. (42) Then she exclaimed with a loud cry:

“Blessed are you among women, and your child will be

blessed! (43) How could this happen to me, that the

mother of my Lord should come to me?

There is so much to learn in these verses. Did you know that Jesus and John the

Baptist were cousins? That’s here. Did you know that Elizabeth sheltered and cared for

Mary during her time as a pregnant single ‘betrothed’ mother? That’s here. Look closely

and you’ll perceive another interesting fact. Zach and Elizabeth were rustic people and

lived in the hill country of Judah. That’s the people God entrusts great things to.

Elizabeth doesn’t get much bible time, but here she performs her greatest service. She

gave Mary the gift of perspective. And now our Lord has come to us!