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Devotion - December 16, 2021

Luke 1:39-45


Mary Visits Elizabeth


In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leapt for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.’


Devotion by Duke Yaguchi


Babies in the womb have been known to respond to music, voices, certain foods and so on. So it's not surprising that Elizabeth's baby would respond to Mary's voice. What is surprising is that Elizabeth would recognize the significance of Mary and Mary's baby.


Prayer


Dear God, thank you for the gift of our savior in the form of the Christ child. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.



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