Each Wednesday I share a link (or post myself) about content that upholds the sanctity and beauty of life.
GREETING OF UNBORN JOHN TO UNBORN JESUS
Reprinted from ForChristianGirls.org
by Maxie Fortner
Have you ever tried locusts and honey? Nah, not the locusts…but kids in some countries would.You know of course that the locusts and honey were eaten by John who knew Jesus even before he was born.
In Luke’s account of the births of John and of Jesus, he tells of Mary going to visit John’s mother, Elizabeth who was her cousin. Elizabeth was much, much older but she was pregnant, too, and soooo happy that God had allowed her body to conceive at last.
When Mary greeted her, the baby inside Elizabeth jumped in recognition, also, beginning his work even before the birth of declaring the Son of God!
Both mothers in waiting knew they were FAVORED by God and were thrilled by it.
Both Zacharias and Joseph knew that they had been chosen to help raise the boys for the work God had planned for their adult lives.
You are also chosen, as God’s adopted son [or daughter] to spread the news of Jesus. No work on earth is as important. It has eternal consequences for any who choose to teach, and the ones who listen...
Luke 1:41 And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
Suggested prayer, “Thanks, dear God, that John went about teaching the coming of Jesus. I pray that I will also have the opportunity to tell others about our Savior.”
That's my "Beautiful Life Wednesday" post for the week. Got a teen girl in the house? Point her in the direction of ForChristianGirls.org, where I first saw the above.
And remember, it really is a beautiful life. Just keep it in perspective.