QUICKENED BY LOVE
READING FROM LUKE 1:
35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”
38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
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!”
46 And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, 49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. 50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from Generation To Generation.
POINTS TO PONDER:
1. Even within our mother's womb, we are whole beings - body, soul and spirit.
2. Jesus within Mary's womb connected with his cousin John in his mother's womb.
3. When John recognized the presence of Jesus, he lept for joy.
4. When our spirits connect with the Spirit of God, we are also quickened with joy for He is LOVE, LIFE, PEACE, HOPE - our all in all! Our problem solver!
Thank you Lord, You quicken within our hearts ~Love.
May Your Love fill us to overflow.
Help us to be vessels of honour for You!
Your Love, poured out into the lives around us.
Ministering to the hungry, thirsty, sick, homeless,
all those in need of Your Love.
We ALL need more of You.
Moment By Moment, we commit our lives to you.
We acknowledge you are The Source of All Love.
Guide our steps. Direct us to Your Higher Way.
Living out lives of Purpose bringing Glory To Your Name!
You have shown me the way of life, and You will fill me with the Joy of Your Presence.