Yesterday we began the preview of Marty Machowski’s new family devotional Old Story New: Ten Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God (New Testament). I hope you found it helpful, and even gave it a test run with your family. As noted, we’ll be previewing the entire first week courtesy of New Growth Press. So without further delay…here’s Day 2!
Remember It: What do you remember about yesterday’s story? What do you think is going to happen today?
Read Luke 1:39–45.
Think about It Some More: After the angel told Mary about God’s plan, Mary went to see Elizabeth, a relative of hers.
When Mary arrived and walked through Elizabeth’s front door, the little baby growing in Elizabeth’s tummy jumped, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Even before Mary could tell Elizabeth that she was pregnant, Elizabeth already knew. The Holy Spirit told her that Mary was going to have a baby, a very special baby. She said that Mary’s baby would be her Lord! That means that she knew Mary’s baby was God and would rule over her life.
Talk about It
- What was amazing about Elizabeth’s greeting? (She knew what happened to Mary even though Mary didn’t tell her.)
- What did Elizabeth’s baby do when Mary arrived? (Elizabeth’s baby, who was later to be known as John the Baptist, jumped inside of her.)
- Why did Elizabeth’s baby jump inside her? What was so special about Mary’s baby? ( Jesus was no ordinary baby; he was the Son of God. Jesus came to earth so that he could die on the cross for our sins. He is only a little baby in our story, but he is still the Savior of the world.
Pray about It: Thank God for the way he used Mary and Elizabeth to work out his plan to send us Jesus.
From Old Story New: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God by Martin Machowski. Copyright © 2012 by Covenant Fellowship Church. Used by permission of New Growth Press, www.newgrowthpress.com.