Blessed- Advent Devotional @ Walton United Church, Oakville, Ontario
Photo credit: Fabien Moulin

It is perhaps easier to relate more to the experience of Elizabeth than Mary, to share her humble joy at the coming of the Lord. Like Elizabeth, we have no explanation for the favour we are given, even as we appreciate that we are blessed with this most incredible gift.

Dear Lord, generous God,
Let us leap for joy at the coming of our Lord. Fill our hearts with joyful expectation and feed our souls with your Holy Spirit. Make this season of Advent a time of blessings and praise.

Luke 1:39-43

39 Now at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah, 40 and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 And she cried out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 And [b]how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me?

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