what is on her mind?

I’m still on the subject of Mary…..but really ‘friendship’.
Luke 1:41
She entered the house and greeted Elizabeth. At the sound of Mary’s greeting, Elizabeth’s child leaped within her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
As miraculous as Mary’s pregnancy was I am sure it could have felt a little lonely, or scary to be going thru something that no one else has, will, or can even understand. But, Elizabeth embarking upon her own miracle child they had a common thread that they could share together. Isn’t it exceptional how the Lord would orchestrate these two women as different as their miracles were but how similiar they were to be in the same place at the same time? His word says, when they were together, they stayed with one another for about 3 months. Elizabeth was a few months ahead of Mary so I am sure Mary had lots of questions like, “did it feel like this when?” “Do you think it’s ok?” “Look how fat I am getting!” The reassurance they could give one another, the worshipping, praying, and praising they probably did together. Obviously, the Lord cares about what we are going thru and wants us to feel apart of something with someone else. I am sure there was a lot of talk about their pregnancies, they could spend time together reassuring and building one another up. I also think it is something how the Lord worked it so that the older, wiser one is pregnant a few months ahead of Mary so that Elizabeth may feel a bit of an authority over young Mary even in the same predicament. And Mary needing that motherly advice and care.
Friendship obviously is important to our Lord. He wants us to connect and love each other. How grateful I am for the friendships he has brought into my life. Jesus was a friend. Friendships are to be cherished and nurtured. Friendships are for all kinds of reasons…..laughing, crying, praying, praising, loving, hugging and kissing, reassuring, accountablility, forgiving, sharing, connecting…….
Thank you Lord that you find friendship to be so important!

December 29, 2009 - 1:07 am

Jenay - Ewwwyyyy!!!! That is awesome….that could be a sermon…love the insight…I never thought of it in that respect…VERY GOOD.
Your sister and friend,


December 29, 2009 - 3:51 am

Leanne - I’m getting all caught up on your blog and I have so many thoughts. First, do you mean that sentence right above where I’m typing to say “love all your comments” or “moments”?

As for Mary raising Jesus, I’ve always wondered what His brothers were like as kids. Knowing how the Lord always brings balance in MY family (when one is being a pill, another is being easy), what was it like to be the sibling of Jesus? Were you always in trouble?? Was Mary always exasperated with them because the normal stuff seemed so huge compared with Jesus’ perfection? Did they resent Him as a favored child? Knowing they could never measure up to Him, did they feel “normal” or “less than”?

And your pictures of Christmas: be still my heart!! A picture where both Jim and Layton are smiling!! Save that one for your Christmas card next year. (And you look ever-so-lovely!)

And as for this post, just wanted to say thanks for being my Mary, my friend…

December 31, 2009 - 6:22 pm

Shauna - I did read this!!! Ugh, I must have a slight sugar coma because this was very good. God so care about our hearts hu? I love that God has given me sisters that are also friends!

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