We’re looking at the greeting scene between Mary and Elizabeth this week. It’s so packed, I’m going to post two or three times this week — so you’ll need to get right to it, but you won’t have so much homework to do at once.
Mary has traveled 70 miles to see Elizabeth, and before she can even tell her the news, Elizabeth begins to proophesy.
Does God still give words of prophecy from one believer to another today? People who truly love the Lord disagree on this, and ordinarily I might steer away from controversy. But we have such a loving group on this blog, that I believe we might have some thought provoking contributions that won’t turn into an argument. I’ve love for you to share your thinking, your Scriptural basis, and any other evidence you have. But I don’t want it to turn into a debate, and I want us to be so careful and loving– for we can’t see the person we are addressing.
First, look at what actually happened in Luke 1:39-42.
1. Why do you think Mary went “with haste” to see Elizabeth? (speculative — but tell us your thoughts!)
2. What happened when Mary greeted Elizabeth?
3. What did Elizabeth say? How do you think this made Mary feel?
4. Do you think we are still given words of prophecy for others? Why or why not?
Praying for us all as we share.