Mary’s of the Bible 9

This post is Day 9 in a series of studies about “Mary’s of the Bible”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Mary’s of the Bible – Day 9

Luke 1:39-41

At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elisabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

The Thought

What an exciting moment this must have been. I can imagine these two women weeping with both joy and amazement. In our family we have had moments in our life when we have said to each other, “Why us?”. And these ladies must have been saying something similar as the Holy Spirit was there in that moment to bless and inspire them both.

They were both carrying miracle babies. One having felt that she would never conceive because she and her husband were too old. The other, much younger, knowing that she had never had intimacy with a man and yet was carrying a baby. A Holy Baby!

The chapter continues with a prophecy from Elizabeth about Jesus, and a song from Mary which is often sung in today’s churches. One of the lines from this song is worth mentioning. From now on, all generations will call me blessed (Luke 1:48). That has certainly happened, and in many countries of the world there are statues made to resemble Mary. Sadly they have become idols and people all over the world can be found praying to these idols, and worshipping the memory of this humble privileged young woman who was blessed to bring Jesus into the world.


Imagine today the moment when these two women met, their laughter, their tears, and their discussions well into the night.

Read Mary’s song (Luke 1:46-55) slowly and reflect on how you react when God surprises you.

Look back on your family history, and rejoice that you are alive today. Pray for good surprises from Him, and for His inspiration of your prayers as you grow in the knowledge of who He is.

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