Bible Study Devotional – Day 104 – Commentary Luke 1:41-45 – Why did Mary go to see Elizabeth?

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her! (Luke 1:41-45)

We feel nudges. Wise men and women act on them as did the poor shepherds in fields where they lay keeping their sheep on a cold winter’s night that was so deep. They looked up and saw a star shining in the east beyond them far. And to the earth it gave great light And so it continued both day and night. And by the light of that great star, three wise men came from country far. On The First Noel. Why did the poor shepherds follow the Star of Bethlehem? God wanted them to be there. They felt His nudge, and wisely they went. (The story of the wise men (Magi) is in Matthew 2:1-12)

Through Gabriel, God nudged Mary to visit Elizabeth. In the presence of Mary, the Holy Spirit jumps from Mary’s womb to Elizabeth, telling her Mary is pregnant with God’s Son. Unborn baby John leaps, and the Holy Spirit discloses that John is joyful. The Holy Spirit conveys that Elizabeth is blessed with the presence of Mary and Jesus because she was faithful, believing the Lord would fulfill His promises to her.

Can an unborn baby leap for joy? Of course, when filled with the Holy Spirit. Then, John and Jesus could also bond as Elizabeth and Mary did. John deeply loved Jesus on the day he baptized Him, yet this was their only visit prior to that baptism. So, in addition to Mary visiting Elizabeth to prepare for her miracle and to bless Elizabeth, Mary went for John and Jesus to bond.

Bible Study Devotional – Day 104 – Commentary Luke 1:41-45 – Why did Mary go to see Elizabeth?

3 thoughts on “Bible Study Devotional – Day 104 – Commentary Luke 1:41-45 – Why did Mary go to see Elizabeth?

  1. I also believe that Mary needed affirmation from Elizabeth. They were both experiencing the same thing, carrying a miracle child in their wombs.

    1. It is so wonderful to be able to talk to someone who has faced the same experiences you have. That’s one of the reasons sisters are so special. Thanks for always being there.

  2. We have both experienced the torture of not being able to become pregnant. You were blessed with 3 children and I was blessed with one. I went through many painful years trying to have baby #2. That was not to be. It is hard accepting the fact that you are unable to bear children. For some reason it was God’s will for me to have one child. Now I can accept that, but back then it was so very hard to accept.

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