How She Affirmed Mary

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

praying in the rainWhen Mary discovered she was pregnant, she immediately decided to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, who was also unexpectedly expecting. Elizabeth proved to be a loving Friend to Mary.

  • 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.

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