In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
What are you filled with this time of year? There is no room for an anxious heart when Jesus is in the room. Jesus filled Mary’s womb with great joy and Elizabeth’s room with anticipation and delight. Do you allow Jesus’ presence to replace your anxious thoughts with actions of love, kindness, and wonder?
Trust is key to letting go and letting God, Jesus in a manger, work through the details of your life. Try it today. Each time you begin to fill the stress of the calendar closing in (only 8 more days!!), think of Jesus, let go of your worry, and take delight in the Son of God.
Lord Jesus, You are the filler of my heart, the lover of my soul, the perfect, sinless, spotless lamb. Thank You for allowing me to sense Your presence and delight in Your love. Help me today to let go and let You fill me with peace, love, and joy. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Delighting In His Presence …