Sunday, December 23, 2012

Gentle Woman

Luke 1:39-45New International Version (NIV) Mary Visits Elizabeth
 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 the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

What an honor it would have been to know Mary personally.  To be able to visit with her, share pregnancy stories, prepare for the impending birth, share fears and joys of this new venture of motherhood!  I bet she is right there beside all of us mothers as we bear and raise our children, praying for us as we make our way through parenting.