Recognizing Miracles

It’s no wonder that Mary and Elizabeth wanted to visit. They were both in the middle of a Topsy-Turvey miracle. Both were pregnant but the older mother was bearing a child who would hold a higher place in society. The old mother was going to be the set aside for the younger one.

So often God’s miracles look backward to us. We question their purpose and their actuality.

But ask yourself. Who was Mary going to tell? Would her neighbours understand? What about her childish playmates or even her parents? What if God waited till now and he asked you or me? 

Mary likely walked a hundred or so miles to visit Elizabeth. And their meeting was made more comfortable by the Holy Spirit, who acted in this way.

Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 

 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 

 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!

 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 

 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” (From Luke 1:29-45)

Note here that God fulfilled his words from Luke 1:15b.  “He will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born.

Find comfort in your miracle, Friend. God goes before you!

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