a Visit from Mary
Bible Study Lesson from Luke
she herself was pregnant with a son she had longed
for, Elizabeth could have envied Mary, whose son
would be even greater than her own.
But Elizabeth did not feel
any jealousy toward Mary.
Instead, she was filled with
joy and excitement that the mother of her Lord
would visit her.
My family and I would like to
wish you and your family a very
Christmas Story - Mary and Elizabeth
When Elizabeth heard
Marys greeting, the baby leaped in her
womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy
And she cried out with a
loud voice and said, Blessed are you among
women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
And how has it happened to
me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me?
Sharing the Happiness of
Have you ever felt jealousy
or envy toward people whom God has apparently
singled out for special blessing? I believe we all
have to some extent.
The good news is there is a
cure for the envy we feel.
We can rejoice and be happy
for those people, realizing that God uses his
people in ways best suited to his
You are Special to God
Remember, God is using you
and I right now for some purpose.
If you are not sure about
what you are doing for God or what He is asking of
you, just say an earnest prayer and ask Him what
you can do. He will give you an assignment to help
further His kingdom.
The assignment may or may not
be as glamorous or exciting as you expected but
everyone has a part in the kingdom of God. There is
no small job.
"... To The
Back in the 1960's during the
heat of the space race, a female janitor was
sweeping the floor of the NASA control room and,
when asked by reporters how she felt working as a
janitor at NASA.
She replied; "I'm not just
working as a janitor and sweeping the floor. I'm
helping to send a man to the moon!"
We can learn from this woman
and do our job for God with a whole different
After all, we are not just
"sweeping the floor". We are building an empire far
greater than any on earth - The Kingdom of God!
Let's get to work!
Love in Christ
More of the Christmas Story
If you would like to know
more about how to receive the love and
life-changing experience of Jesus Christ, please
take a moment to read
John 3:16 for more
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Verses about Mary visiting Elizabeth are from
New American Standard Bible &
New King James Version - Lessons from
Life Application Study Bible: NIV - Passage
above credited to Lockman