Devotional: Songs of Christmas: Elizabeth’s Song Luke 1:39-45


  • (Luk 1:39 ESV) In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah,
  • (Luk 1:40 ESV) and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.
  • (Luk 1:41 ESV) And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,
  • (Luk 1:42 ESV) and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
  • (Luk 1:43 ESV) And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
  • (Luk 1:44 ESV) For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.
  • (Luk 1:45 ESV) And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”


When you hear the word fear, you might think of a scary movie or taking out the trash on a cold, dark night and hearing a sound you can’t place.  In the context of fearing the Lord, however, I want to plant a different idea in your mind.  We should have some level of fear in the sense that God is entirely sovereign over our very lives, but also that he loves us beyond measure.  We also must look to the attributes of God that are beyond our comprehension.  The very nature of God should ingrain in us a fear in the sense of awe, reverence.  When we realize our place before His greatness we are humbled.


How does being humble make you different in our culture?


What does humbleness do to your worship?


How does Christ’s humility guide your life in Him?



The Son

Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the second member of the Trinity.  He is co-equal with God the Father and the Holy Spirit in all power, authority, and dominion in the universe.  He was co-creator and rules over all creation from heaven.  Jesus existed before the world began.  He was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the virgin Mary.  Jesus lived a sinless life and is the only sacrifice for our sins, dying on the cross, and defeating death forever.  He rose from the grave to return to heaven where He sits today.  Because of His perfect sacrifice we have eternal life as heirs of God. He will return to restore His kingdom and judge all people according to the will of God.

Genesis 3:8, Genesis 16:7-13, Ephesians 1:15-23, Revelation, 22:16, Colossians 1:15-19, John 17:5, Matthew 1:23, Hebrews 1:3, John 14:9-10, Matthew 4:1-11, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 2:21-25, John 3:16-17, John 6:38, Hebrews 1:3, Colossians 1:20-23, Philippians 2:5-11, Luke 24:38-43, Matthew 28:9, Acts 10:41, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 1:2-3, Revelation 3:21, John 5:22-23, 2 Corinthians 5:10, 2 Timothy 4:7-8