The Christmas Story – Part Ten

Luke 1:39 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!”

Sure, it is great and awesome that John the Baptist recognized Jesus before either of them was born. Sure, it’s great that Elizabeth recognized that she was in the presence of the mother of Jesus. But today I simply want to focus on the last passage, “Blessed is the one who believes in the Lord.”

That’s the simple truth of this passage. If you believe in the Lord, you will be blessed!

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