Jesus is first recognised as Lord by Elizabeth, not by the wise men or shepherds. Elizabeth was shocked that Mary should come to visit her and yet God has been with his people throughout history and Jesus promised that would continue. How shocking do we find it that God longs to be close to us despite what others may think or say about us.
Are we like Elizabeth ready to acknowledge Jesus as Lord? Isn’t the presence of God and the company he keeps reassuring and isn’t the scandal of his grace something to celebrate as we look towards Christmas.
Today’s Advent thought is from Emma