12-13-15: Elizabeth: The Joy that Leaps Within

ScriptureLuke 1:39-45

On this third Sunday of Advent, like Elizabeth, we are pregnant with expectation. Something amazing is coming and we can hardly wait. Even if we don’t feel this way as Christmas approaches, today’s scriptures call us to joyous expectation. When Elizabeth receives Mary’s visit with joyous expectation, she is filled with the Holy Spirit. When Mary receives Elizabeth’s blessing, she is filled with a new hope and confidence for the blessing she carries for the world. As Christmas approaches, remember to be pregnant with expectation. Only then may we notice the amazing miracle of Christmas anew; only then may we receive the blessings of Christ’s presence with joy. See you Sunday.

Yours on the journey,

 

Pastor B.J.