Happy December! Christmas is on its way and we couldn’t think of a better way to ready our hearts together than by spending the whole month reading through the story of Jesus’ birth and finding some practical ways to love others. Together, we will work through an Advent reading plan provided by LCBC Church through YouVersion. Our prayer is that as you read about the greatest story ever told, your hearts will be readied for Christ’s arrival.
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 the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
Mary visits Elizabeth and Elizabeth freaks out when she sees Mary. She is beyond ecstatic. What does she know?
Pray that you can find things to be happy about today – pray that you can see things the way that God sees them. Even in the midst of a crazy season, look for the things that God is doing behind the scenes and pray that you can see them.
Find someone in your life who is celebrating something and give them a small gift: Some flowers, a small gift card – something to celebrate their happiness.