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A Daily Devotion for Tues., Dec. 8


Luke 1:39-45


I kept trying to find which verse in this passage best communicated the message I received from it. But the verses all work together. I am moved by Elizabeth’s words- as soon as she had heard Mary’s greeting, she was filled with the Holy Spirit. She knew, at that moment, Mary would bear a blessed son. Elizabeth was immediately filled with the Holy Spirit, just from hearing Mary’s voice. It was just Mary’s voice. I thought right away of Pastor Gil and how frustrated he must be with the English language. But the Holy Spirit speaks to us- through Pastor Gil. His words and voice guide us and help us to find our way, but it is the Holy Spirit that fills us with all we need. I have never felt closer to God, never wanted more to know Him than I want it now. I am so thankful for all of God’s blessings, including our pastor. Amen


Becky, transforming


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Membre inconnu
08 déc. 2020

20201208 Tuesday, Daily Devotion - Luke 1:39-45 (NIV)


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…


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
08 déc. 2020

Luke 1:39-45 Why does Mary visit Elizabeth. Why does she do it? I think about what has just happened: She’s been told that she is pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit. She’s also learned that her cousin Elizabeth, believed to be too old to conceive, is expecting as well. Even though Mary must have been confused she must have been bursting to talk to a woman who could personally understand her excitement, her wonder, and probably her nervousness, too.I don’t fully understand the greeting Mary brings to Elizabeth but it had an effect so powerful that Elizabeth is filled with the Holy Spirit ,and the baby leaped in her womb. ELizabeth was filled with joy. -- and wonde…

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Barbara
Barbara
08 déc. 2020

Luke 1: 39-45


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


In the Catholic Church we celebrated the Feast of the Visitation. It was a day to honor Mary and it is also the second decade of the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. Elizabeth being filled with the Holy Spirit knew that Mary carried the Savior of the world. It is with the help of the Holy Spirit that we have the faith to believe in these wonderful mysteries. Two moms meeting, both should not have been pregnant, but through divine intervention, they were. And joy was brought to both these woman at this visitation, because Jesus was…


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David
David
08 déc. 2020

Thank you Becky for expressing what I couldn’t from today’s reading and especially regarding pastor Gil’s struggle with our language. Barbara and I would like to join you in saying that Gil’s message gets through to us loud and clear.

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Tom
Tom
08 déc. 2020

Luke 1:43 - “And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me?”


Luke tells us that Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and but two verses later we see the power of the Spirit. In the sixth month of her own miraculous pregnancy, Elizabeth recognized that Mary bore her Lord. This kind of insight is not of the human mind. If we yield to the Spirit in our lives there is no telling how our thinking and lives will change. Ours is to simply trust that this change is God’s will for our lives.


Prayer - Holy Spirit, may I stay ever vigilant to hear your still, small voice guiding me along…


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