December 19, 2021 – We Are Blessed
As the signs point us to Jesus and the reality of his coming into this world, blessings abound. The blessed Christ child, carried by a blessed mother, brings hope into the world, so that those who believe are also blessed. And when we realize how God is blessing us, we are overwhelmed by our unworthiness to receive such gifts from him.
Luke 1:39-45 39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, 40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, 42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”