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 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!” (Luke 1:39-45 NIV)
There would be so many things going Mary’s mind. She was a young Jewish girl looking forward to her wedding, starting a family and then she has a heavenly encounter. She had the task of carrying the Saviour, the Messiah, the Christ, the one who would set her people free. What an honour, yet such a weight.
She was a virgin, yet was pregnant. She would have to deal with the criticism, the comments, the looks across the street. She knew how people in her society … Read More »