After Gabriel spoke with Mary, she decided to go and visit her cousin Elizabeth. She was going to have a child in her old age as the Lord had promised her husband Zachariah. When Mary arrived Elizabeth and her unborn child greeted her. Luke 1:39-45 “At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
The baby inside Elizabeth’s womb miraculously recognized the baby Mary carried as the coming long-awaited Messiah. This whole scene is surreal and gives us a glimpse into the invisible power and spirit of God. God is invisible. He is spirit and somehow Elizabeth’s baby sensed God’s spirit within Mary. The miracle of Mary’s child is that the Invisible God of the universe was going to become visible for all mankind to see. Even though God is invisible we know He exists. Romans 1:20 says we are without excuse, “ For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” We see evidence of God’s creation and power all around us. With the coming of Jesus, the invisible God became visible. Colossians 1:15 “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.”
Let us praise God for his grace and mercy that He sent visible Jesus. The Invisible became visible, Praise God! Be encouraged today!