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Don’s Daily Devotions

Join us as we read the scriptures and a daily devotion written by Don Crisp. We pray these messages will bless us all at this time.

Luke chapter 1 v 39-45:

Categories: Don’s Daily Devotions

Friday December 18th:  read Luke chapter 1 v 39-45:

Mary- clearly already pregnant – goes to visit her relative Elizabeth, who is herself carrying in her womb the child who will become John the baptist, whose task will be to prepare for and point to Jesus ( e.g. Matthew 3 v1-3, 11.) We are told that the baby “leaped in her womb” when Mary arrived, and Elizabeth herself is led by the Holy Spirit, to speak of Mary as uniquely blessed – but far more so, the Child she is bearing. She recognises that he is to be called ” her Lord” – again, a revelation by grace alone. Surely this must have been a great encouragement and confirmation to Mary herself, as God deals graciously with her too. So, He reveals  and develops His purpose, telling more and more of the nature and person of the child Mary will bear. Let us reflect again, today and throughout this Christmas season, of the wonder of God’s grace to us all, in sending His Son to be our Saviour.