While the opening lines of Elizabeth’s proclamation, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb” might be more familiar to those who pray the Rosary or are generally Romish-leaning in their practices of faith, the good low church evangelical that I am has me finding deep meaning in the final words of Elizabeth:
“And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.”
For many, myself somewhat reluctantly included, Mary serves as an archetype of faith because, despite all evidence to the contrary, Mary had faith enough in God to say, “yes,” when the Angel Gabriel came to announce what was fixin’ to unfold in her life.
Truth be told, my reaction to the amazing promise from God would have probably been a lot more like Zechariah’s than Mary’s. Though Mary protests for a moment, it…
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