Jesse Tree - Day 18

Day 18 – Elizabeth’s Joy

Bible Ref: Luke 1, Ornament: Mother & child

Elizabeth and her husband were old and had no children, but miraculously God had made Elizabeth pregnant.

When she was about 6 months pregnant, there was a knock on the door.  She had a very special visitor. It was Mary, her young cousin from Nazareth.

Elizabeth’s baby leapt in her womb when he heard Mary’s voice.  It was amazing! Elizabeth knew already in her heart that Mary was pregnant with baby Jesus, and that is why the baby leapt – with joy.

Elizabeth was so happy and filled with the Holy Spirit that she shouted out…

“You’re so blessed among women.

And the baby in your womb, is also blessed!

Why am I so favoured that the Mother of the Lord

Should come and visit me?!

As soon as I heard your greeting,

My baby leapt for Joy

Blessed is she who believed what God has said to her.”

Mary was so happy that she sang a beautiful song back to Elizabeth.