Grace Notes

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Story (3) Mary visits Elizabeth

Luke 1:39-55
A short time later, Mary hurried down the hill country of Judea. She went into Zechariah's home, where she greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, her baby moved within her. The Holy Spirit came upon Elizabeth. Then in a loud voice she said to Mary; ' God has blessed you more than any other woman! He has also blessed the child you will have. Why should the mother of my Lord come to me? As soon as I heard your greeting, my baby became happy and moved within me. The Lord has blessed you because you believe that He will keep His promise.
Mary's Song of Praise
"With all my heart I praise the Lord, and I am glad because of God my Savior. God cares for me, His humble servant.
From now on, all people will say God has blessed me. God All-Powerful has done great things for me, and His name is holy.
He will always show mercy to everyone who worship Him.
The Lord has used His powerful arm to scatter those who are proud.
God drags strong rulers from their thrones and puts humble people in places of power.
God gives the hungry good things to eat, and sends the rich away with nothing. God helps His servant Israel and is always merciful to His people.
The Lord made this promise to our ancestors, to Abraham and his family forever!

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