Bible Study Lesson from Luke 1:41-45
In this continuing Christmas story, Mary visits Elizabeth the two are awakened to the truth of these births to come. Although 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. Let’s continue to see what happens.
The Christmas Story – Mary Visits Elizabeth
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
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? – Luke 1:41-43 NASB
Sharing the Happiness of Others
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 purpose.
You are Special to God Too!
Remember, God is using you and I right now for some [easyazon_link identifier=”031033750X” locale=”US” tag=”bobpardphot-20″]purpose[/easyazon_link].
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 Moon!”
Back in the 1960’s during the heat of the space race, a female custodian was sweeping the floor of the NASA control room and, when asked by reporters how she felt working as a custodian 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 attitude.
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
If you would like to know more about the love and life-changing experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to read John 3:16 for more information.
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New American Standard Bible
New King James Version