5 DEC - 2017 Advent Meditation (Luke 1: 39-46) - Martha Gardner

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How did Elizabeth know – how did she recognize – the divinity of Mary’s child?

“She was filled with the Holy Spirit.”  What was that like for Elizabeth – to see truths she had not seen before? What did that feel like? I can’t help but think of those people who I have met who just radiate goodness and blessedness.  They have said YES to a way of life that is so intentional, so clear – even when it “bucks the system”.  Just like Elizabeth’s child “jumping for joy”, my spirit has jumped for joy in response to these people.  I know for certainty that I am around someone special, someone who has uncategorically said yes to God.   But why can’t I be Mary? Isn’t the divine living and growing in me? Can I say yes too?  Can I also wholeheartedly believe what God wants for me?