Thursday, December 23, 2010

advent day 2: new beginning

It is not surprising then that when a newborn
comes into the world, the father and mother
themselves may experience a renewal of inner
growth. Every baby should turn us to the mystery
of the birth of Jesus whereby an entirely new
beginning is made through the Holy spirit, just as
it was with Mary.


Mary didn’t waste a minute. She got up and traveled to a town in Judah in the hill country, straight to Zachariah’s house, and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby in her womb leaped. She was filled with the Holy Spirit, and sang out exuberantly, You’re so blessed among women, and the babe in your womb, also blessed! And why am I so blessed that the mother of my Lord visits me? The moment the sound of your greeting entered my ears, The babe in my womb skipped like a lamb for sheer joy. Blessed woman, who believed what God said, believed every word would come true!
Luke 1:39 The Message

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