For You From The Word
Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished! (Luke 1:45)
For You To Think About
- Elizabeth affirmed Mary. In a culture where pregnancy out of wedlock was condemned, Elizabeth provided unwavering support to her cousin. It’s a poignant example you can follow as you encourage someone who faces an unplanned pregnancy.
- Elizabeth affirmed Mary’s pregnancy. A deep woman of faith, Elizabeth acknowledged that God had chosen her cousin to give birth to the Messiah. ”Blessed is the child you will bear,” she said to Mary (Luke 1:42)
- Elizabeth affirmed Mary’s presence. In the days and weeks to come, Mary would prove to be a tremendous support to Elizabeth. But for now, Elizabeth embraced her cousin with joy. “Why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” (Luke 1:43)
- Elizabeth affirmed Mary’s faith. “Blessed is she who has believed,” she told Mary, “that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!” (Luke 1:45)
For You To Pray
Lord of life,
Thank You for the unwavering support that Elizabeth provided for Mary. Point me to a woman or a man who faces an unplanned pregnancy. Let me affirm this person with love and acceptance.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.