Micah 5:1-14; Psalms 80:2-3,15-16,18-19; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45
Today’s Gospel Lesson beautifully channels our thoughts to a deeper level of Christmas meaning. In today’s Lesson, Luke tells us what was going on in the mind of Mary, during her Advent Season, as she prepared to give birth to the Savior.
After God’s angel had revealed to Mary that she was to bear a Son and call His Name Jesus, and after she had responded in faith, Let what You have said be done to me (Lk. 1:38), she visited her cousin Elizabeth who was pregnant also. When Mary arrived, Elizabeth greeted her, saying, Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled (Lk. 1:42,45).
Cousin Elizabeth perceived that first and foremost in Mary’s thoughts, as she prepared for the Christmas Event, was to do the Will of God. She believed there would be a fulfillment of what…