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In Luke the story is told how Mary after hearing from the angel hurried to see her cousin Elizabeth.
(as soon as the angel left her presence)
Isn’t is like two expectant mom’s sharing tea and each others joy
as they reflect on the new babies to come?
Only this time it would be different.
This time it was not just a cousin to a cousin
it was a moment in time
a moment of awareness
where Elizabeth knew there was something very special in Mary
and where Mary became aware
that her life would be different from then on.
Luke 1:39
At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted 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!” 
Isn’t it awesome that God would use two precious babies
to declare truth to two women?
Isn’t it awesome that God would do something so exciting
like a fresh new birth
to help us see and feel and experience
his love for us?
I really find it fascinating that upon hearing Mary’s greeting
the baby inside Elizabeth reacted to the holy ‘voice’.
Isn’t it wonderful that God in his word declares
a baby in the womb has value and importance?
When I was expecting our little ones I talked to them, and I know they knew
the feel of my hand and my husbands hand as it rested upon my ’round tummy.’
Perhaps they know and hear the voice of others too?
Why would God not use the symbol of a baby to reach us.
Everyone loves a newborn.
Everyone loves to look upon and gaze into their precious eyes of innocence.
Everyone loves the soft tender skin that smells so pure.
God sent his son in a form that we could accept with
open arms and open hearts
so that we could be like Elizabeth and be excited for his coming.
Mary was chosen among all women
to be a part of the wonderful Christmas story.
A baby would come to save us from ourselves.
Are we ready to receive him?