At the sound of Mary’s greeting, Elizabeth’s child leaped within her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Elizabeth gave a glad cry and exclaimed to Mary, “God has blessed you above all women, and your child is blessed. Luke 1:41-42 NLT
Here are two women at different stages of their life going through the same experience. Elizabeth was an old woman who thought that she would never give birth to a child. Mary was a young girl about to be married who is having a child. Isaiah spoke of a sign and Mary was the virgin who conceived and will give birth to a son. The similarities do not end there since both births were foretold by the angel Gabriel; Gabriel spoke to Elizabeth’s husband and he also spoke to Mary.
When a birth was foretold in the past, the information was given to the husband. Mary had no husband so the angel spoke to her directly. At times, your assignment can be difficult but God has a way of sending support when needed. Mary spent time with her cousin who understood what was happening in her body. When Mary arrived, the baby in Elizabeth responded to the Savior in Mary’s womb. Then Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, blessed Mary and her baby. At first, Mary didn’t understand what the angel was saying but he told her, “Don’t be afraid, Mary for you have found favor with God!” (verse 30). Favor can exact a high price in your life. What is the Price of Mary’s Favor?
Thought for Today: God’s favor does not guarantee a life of ease.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory