Sunday, December 6, 2009

Second Sunday of Advent

And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord. Luke 1: 45 NRSV

Elizabeth knows what she is talking about.

Elizabeth's husband, Zechariah, was in the Holiest of Places fulfilling his duty as a Priest of Almighty God. Yet, he did not believe when an angel appeared to him and gave him a message from God.

Zechariah did not trust the messenger or the message. His lack of faith in God's voice caused him to lose his own voice. But the message was still fulfilled.

Elizabeth greets her cousin, Mary, who is pregnant with Jesus. Elizabeth sees that Mary believed.

Mary, a simple girl who was not present in the Holy of Holies and was neither a priest nor even a learned man, believed the messenger and the message.

Mary was blessed. And so are we.

God, through an ordinary girl you have brought blessings upon blessings. Thank you so much, Lord! Amen.

Question of the day: How will you respond to God's message today?

Copyright 2009 Amelia G. Sims

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