Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb…Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”–Luke 1: 41, 45
Seeing is believing. We live in a world of science and facts and live TV. Almost any and all life occurrences are captured by cellphone.
Believing and not seeing seems almost ludicrous. Why would we? If Google fails me, there’s always You Tube.
But I find a need to believe in unseen, intangible, untouchable things too difficult to video-stream or capture live. Susie and Delia have taught me a lot about learning how to believe in those things. How to even discover them.
The very first lesson–sitting still. The second, quiet. The third, listen. Then, observe.
I’ve seen some marvelous things to believe in–the kindness of people, the laughter amongst us, the charity of some, compassion abounds. I’ve seen some sadness too. Some cruelty. Some tears.
God’s promise to His people–to send His Son to be named Emmanuel–God within us–has been fulfilled.
Not just at Christmas.
We are all “blessed”. Everyday.