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!