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Sunday of the Fourth Week of Advent
23 December 2012Posted by on
Luke 1:39-45 NIV2010
Mary Visits Elizabeth
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!”
Elizabeth knew her younger cousin Mary and she recognized her as soon as Mary crossed the threshold of their dwelling. Elizabeth also recognized that Mary was pregnant with the Coming Messiah and that the First Advent was at hand. Do you recognize the Holy around you? Do you see God at work in your life and in the lives of your neighbors?