Daily Word Of God
Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could into the hill country to a town in Judah. She went into Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. Now it happened that as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
She gave a loud cry and said, ‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? Look, the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leapt for joy. Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’
And Mary said: ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; ….’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary who was given the title “Blessed” for being the mother of the Son of God.
- When Elizabeth recognized the Messiah in Mary’s womb, God not only filled her heart with His Spirit, but also the child in her womb leapt for joy, as God’s promise to send the Savior of the world was being fulfilled.
- The Holy Spirit is God coming into our lives to help us to know, love and trust Him more fully in our daily living. Try to sense the Spirit’s presence within your heart.