I am joining Kate Motaung and other members of the Five Minute Friday community for our weekly writing adventure. To learn about Five Minute Friday, click here. This week’s prompt is, “Visit.”
One of the most powerful visits recorded in the Bible, at least that is my opinion, is Mary’s visit to Elizabeth. At the time, Elizabeth was 6 months pregnant with the forerunner of Jesus, John the Baptist. Mary, herself, had recently learned that she was chosen to be the mother of the long promised Messiah. It was in her womb God would hide Himself in seed form, grow, and then be birthed, like an ordinary baby, when He was anything but.
It was an amazing visit. From the time Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the Bible records, her baby leaped in her womb. Listen to some of Elizabeth’s words, “Who am I that the mother of my Lord should come and visit me? Mary responded in worship, with words that we have come to know as “The Magnificat.” “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. “
Yes, it was an amazing visit.
I pray that in my ordinary, everyday encounters, when I “visit with someone,” before the interaction ends, even when it is brief, in some way, and somehow, He will be exalted.