Blessed is she who has believed, that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!

Here Mary visits Elizabeth. And the Holy Spirit prompts Elizabeth to pronounce a blessing upon Mary for her faith. Faith that God would do what He promised her He would do.

How incredible to believe that Mary would actually become the mother of the Son of God. Nothing like this had ever happened in the entire course of human history! But Mary believed God!

Now Mary’s blessedness, her happiness, is assured!

What is true in Mary’s life is equally true in our own lives - when we believe what the Lord has said to us!

We are happy when we believe God offers us forgiveness of sins through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross!

We are content when we trust God, who says because of Jesus’ resurrection we will live with Him forever in heaven!

We are blessed when we believe God who tells us we can actually be changed in heart. We can become students of the Teacher! Empowered to become like Him!

What a source of joy to know that everything God promises us in Jesus Christ will become a reality in our lives.

Are we blessed? Happy? Contented?

We are, if and when – like Mary - we believe God is able to accomplish everything He has said to us!

1 comment:

  1. Faith is the victory that overcomes the world!

    So what do we do if and when doubts creep in?

    John the baptist leaped in his mother's woumb when Mary walks in regnant with Jesus. Later he points his followeers to Jesus sayng this is the one whom I told you of, whose sandal I am unworthy to untie.

    Mary herself is blessed because she believed what the Lord said to her woud be accomplished.

    Yet from Prison John sends some of his followers to ask if Jesus was the one, or if they should expect someone else.

    Mary, and Jesus' brothers come to get him at one point - but because of the crowds (Luke8) they had to send someone in. Mat 12:46-50 syas they wanted to speak with him. We aren't told the reason for their visit, but what many presume is that they wanted to tone him down, to quiet him a bit. Maybe they thought he was getting to popular or "too big for his britches." We know his other Nazarites felt that way about him - who does he think he is? (Matt 13:53-58)

    So, while John and Mary had greta faith, they also experienced some doubts. So what is the key?

    Follow Johns example, as well as Mary and Jesus' brothers - and go to Jesus. Many people want to take heir doubts to the world... that doubt and deny. John sends his followers straight to Jesus for the answer - and Jesus answers him to settle the doubts. Jesus didn't rebuke at all - he said, "Go tell John what you see and hear, the blind see, the lame walk, lepers are slansed and the deaf herar, and the dead are raised and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the one who is not offended by me." Mt 11:4-6

    Jesus earlier said a tree is known by it's fruit. Jesus says, go tell him the fruit you see in me.

    When doubt creeps in, turn to Jesus. Look at Him, listen to Him, watchwhat He did and does. And faith is bound to be restored.