Saturday, February 16, 2013

Blessed woman

This past week I decided to read the gospel of Luke once again. I do not follow a certain Bible-reading-plan, but try to mix Old and New Testament as much as I can. And I keep learning new things :)

This time I discovered a beautiful verse that must have skipped my attention during previous reading sessions. Elisabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, is having a conversation with Maria, the mother of Jesus, and she says: Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her! (Luke 1:45). Blessed is she...

Elisabeth spoke those words to Maria and I never noticed the prophetic meaning before. Her words are so much more than a common pleasantry, they are applicable to my own life. Actually, I believe every woman can adapt them: Blessed am I who believes that the Lord will fulfill His promises to me.

We can find many tools and promises for a blessed life throughout the Bible, for example:
  • Psalm 1:1, Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers
  • Psalm 41:1, Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the Lord delivers him in times of trouble
  • Romans 4:7, Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered
  • James 1:12, Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him
And of course we have the Beatitudes! But for now I want to leave you all with the words as written in Luke 1:45, Blessed are you who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to you.

PS: Is there a certain promise or word you want and need to hang on to?


  1. One time, I taught on a single line (also from Mary): Whatever he says to you, do it.

    Simple, direct advice.

    1. Simple, direct advice... I love that Susan, it helps me!

  2. I love the joy in this picture.


    1. I found it on the internet Glenda, it touched my heart!

  3. Anonymous11:30 AM

    gisteren hetzelfde gelezen . wat mij opviel was het gedeelte waarin aangegeven wordt dat elisabethe OOK een in de lijn van Aaron was. Johannes was van priesterlijke afkomst. wat doet afkomst veel met een mens. wat een zegen als je goede ouders hebt, goede voor ouders. werd het me gewoon ff bewusst en je blog maakt het me weer even helder. dank daarvoor.

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  5. "Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!"
    The joy these words transmit to me is overwhelming. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  6. A word from Luke 1 you didn't quote but goes along with these, "I am your Lord's servant. May it be done to me according to your word." A word of trust that allows for blessing. A word of surrender that means that no matter what happens, I am the Lord's. And, He is faithful to fulfill what He has promised. Amen.

  7. Marja, your insights never fail to bless me! Thank you for sharing them with us for Random Journal Day! I need to adapt these today. Right now. Appreciate the applicability for the present moment. And I love the pic too!

  8. Hi Marja
    What a blessed new revelation our Papp God revealed to your heart. Oh, yes, those who believe are truly blessed and that faith is also a gift from His hand! Thanks for sharing. Over via Dawn's.
    Much love


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