Joy to the World (2)

Elizabeth and Mary were cousins. When Elizabeth was six months pregnant with John, Mary went to visit her. When Mary greeted Elizabeth, she was filled with the Holy Spirit. Elizabeth felt the baby inside her womb jump with joy! Then Elizabeth knew the Lord had blessed Mary.
Mary had just become pregnant with Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit. In verse 43 of our Bible Reading, Elizabeth said to Mary, “You are the mother of my Lord, and you have come to me! Why has something so good happened to me?” Because Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, she knew that Mary was pregnant with the Lord Jesus.
The song “What Child is This?” is often sung during Christmastime. One verse says, “Joy, joy for Christ is born, the Babe, the Son of Mary.” This song reminds us to remember the joy and wonder at God’s Son being born as a baby.
During this wonderful season, let us jump for joy as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ!