Day Fourteen – Luke 1:39-56


Oh, I did love this passage, today. SO rich and I had a whole brand-new thought as I read it. I love how God’s word is living and active. You can read the same passage 100 times and yet … there’s still something to learn!! What did God show you as you read? If you have time, comment below and share with us.

My verse: Luke 1:56 “Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months and then went back to her own home.”

Reading this passage was so joyful, Lord! Elizabeth’s amazing greeting to Mary – somehow KNOWING Mary carried the Messiah in her womb … Mary’s beautiful song of praise – in awe of how You choose the humble, the tiny, the insignificant, to bring about Your plan … these two women had a more profound knowledge of what You had done than perhaps anyone else on the planet at that time! It makes sense to me that Mary stayed three months. Of course she would. The support and understanding that she received from Elizabeth must have strengthened her for all that would follow … Thank You, Lord, for this look at two beautiful women, fully yielded to and in awe of … You.

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  • So true! I love how God equips and strengthens us for what He has planned. My verse is 42: “Elizabeth gave a glad cry and exclaimed to Mary, “God has blessed you above all women, and your child is blessed.” Who knows how long it took for Mary to travel to see her cousin, but it had only been a few days. Most women wouldn’t even know they were pregnant yet, let alone anyone else. I’m sure Mary wasn’t spreading the news. And there weren’t phones in those days. Elizabeth had no way of receiving the information beforehand. Yet, even her unborn child recognized the coming Christ at the sound of Mary’s voice because, as we learn in verse 15 that John was already filled with the Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit came upon Elizabeth at that same moment. According to John 16:13, “When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on His own but will tell you what He has heard. He will tell you about the future.” That’s exactly what the Spirit did for Elizabeth, Mary, and John. And we have the same Spirit! Makes me wonder how much we squelch the Spirit by failing to allow Him to work? Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts (Colossians 3:15). That’s my new phrase whenever I’m clearly taking over. I want the power of the Holy Spirit to work in and through me…

  • “And we have the SAME SPIRIT.” That thought. Amazing. Oh, that we would be sensitive to His Spirit, ever-listening and eager to obey His promptings! Thanks, Jenn.


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