Daily Reflections

Outward and Upward

December 2, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

“How could this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” —Luke 1:43

Elizabeth seemed to understand that Mary needed love, reassurance, and encouragement. Mary needed someone else to believe what God had told her. She needed what all of us need—words that stimulate faith in our hearts, words that affirm us in our obedience and help banish our fears.

When you begin to desire more from your life than merely personal blessings, God will open doors of ministry to others who are going through similar circumstances. Elizabeth focused not on herself but on Mary. And . . .

Not on herself but on Christ. This baby in Mary’s womb wasn’t just anyone; He was (and is) Christ the Lord. And not only is He the Lord, Elizabeth proclaimed Him to be her Lord, the object of her personal worship and devotion.

Elizabeth’s song was focused on God and His character. These two women weren’t the point of the events taking place. Jesus was the center of the story. And so should He be in our story and in all our interactions with others.

Make it Personal

Whose life might God be directing you toward this Christmas season to provide encouragement and support?