December 17 | Luke 1:43-45
“And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”” (Luke 1:43–45, ESV)
Gabriel told Mary as another sign of nothing being impossible with God that Elizabeth, in her old age, was pregnant. God can make a woman past the age of child bearing pregnant. And he can make a virgin pregnant too.
That gave her reason to visit her relative. But this was no ordinary pregnancy for Elizabeth. She was carrying the forerunner to the Messiah, the one who went before Jesus. The baby in her well knew exactly who the baby in Mary’s womb was.
That’s why Elizabeth knew Mary was carrying the Messiah. She says, “the mother of my Lord…” She spoke these words filled with the Holy Spirit. God allowed these people to know what He was doing. There is great joy with pregnancy. But this was joy on steroids.
These two impossible pregnancies were unprecedented in human history. When God does the impossible it’s part of His incredible plan. The impossible gives birth to the incredible. Elizabeth blesses Mary because she carries the Lord, the Savior.
Mary and Elizabeth realized the significance of the moment that God chose them to be a part of. But He wants to do impossible things in your life. So when He taps on your shoulder be prepared for unspeakable joy!
Action Step: How would you respond to God’s impossible power in your life? What can you imagine that looks like?
Jesus, fill me with joy at the works of Your hands. I’m open to the impossible becoming possible. Turn the thoughts of my imagination into Your realities in my life. During this special season I seek Your will for me.