PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Luke 1:39-45
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“As your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.” (Luke 1:44)
The baby Jesus in Mary causes John in Elizabeth to rejoice.
This is a very unique situation, not one that applies to our lives.
At least not directly… since in a sense Jesus is in me.
The Lord has promised to be me with (us) to the very end.
His Spirit in us, with us, can bring joy to others to.
Notice that Mary didn’t have to do anything but show up and say ‘hi’.
It was Jesus in her that impacted Elizabeth and John.
This is the same for me too, and all of us as Jesus followers.
How else did the first Jesus followers have such an impact on the world?
“I no longer live, but Christ lives in me!” (Galatians 2:20)
Jesus is encouraging me to trust his power at work in me when I show up.
When I speak, when I visit, when I pray, when I work – he is at work!
My task is to remain in him, so that he can work through me (John 15:4)
He’s brought joy to the world for centuries, he will do it through me too!
Lord, help me to rest in Your joy, help me to trust in Your joy, and help me to share Your joy. May others leap for joy because of You in me today!