Luke 1:39-45 – the realization that this will be a special baby
Mary Visits Elizabeth
A short time later Mary hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea. She went into Zechariah’s home, where she greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, her baby moved within her.
The Holy Spirit came upon Elizabeth. Then in a loud voice she said to Mary:
God has blessed you more than any other woman! He has also blessed the child you will have. Why should the mother of my Lord come to me? As soon as I heard your greeting, my baby became happy and moved within me. The Lord has blessed you because you believed that he will keep his promise.
So I went off to see Elizabeth. I thought she might be the one person who would understand. After all God was working in her life as well. God had given her a special child to carry too. Her son was going to show the way. He was going to tell others about my son, God’s son.
But I never even got chance to tell her. Before the words were out of my mouth she knew. The one within her, recognised the one within me. His showing others had begun already, as he let his mother now that something special was happening in me, something important was happening in the world.
God was working – and he was doing it now.
What precious thing is God wanting to do in your life? Does he have something for you to carry for him? Something for you to do for him?
It may seem inconvenient, difficult, even downright embarrassing. But doing something for God is a privilege.
Are you listening for his call? When you hear his call, will you answer? Will you let him work in you and through you? Bringing him into the world, pointing the way to him?