Harmony of the Gospels

 

Harmony of the Gospels

 

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Hill Country of Judea

(3) Song of Elizabeth to Mary

Luke 1:39-45

At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth.  When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.  In a loud voice she exclaimed; “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!  But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?  As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears the baby in my womb leaped for joy.  Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!  (Luke 1:39-45)

This is the first song in the New Testament.  Elizabeth sings it to Mary.

What took place when these two women met can only be described as a miracle.  There is no logical explanation for the miraculous.  Either you will believe it or you will not.  I am tired of hearing preachers attempt to explain away the supernatural.  Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and the baby leaped in her womb.

The song of Elizabeth is beautiful.  Dr. Luke was a poet and he gave us the songs of Christmas.

The scriptures record very little about Elizabeth, but she was a remarkable woman.  She believed Gabriel when her husband did not.  Mary was a young woman and she was an old woman, but Mary needed the encouragement that Elizabeth gave her.  She assured her that that all those things that had been told to her, by the angel, would happen.

 

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