Unborn Jesus Our Hope

Chapter 3 - Excerpt

Exchange of Prophetic Greetings

Elizabeth seems to have been awestruck by the immediate revelation she received at this moment. Some people would be similarly overwhelmed should a famous celebrity or world leader walk in their front door, but for Elizabeth there could have been nothing more momentous than the pregnant mother of the Messiah – carrying Him within her – entering her home.

The Holy Spirit imparts to Elizabeth the gifts of knowledge and understanding, and she, who is full of good will and faith, is enlightened as to the meaning of what is occurring (Lk 1:42).

Archbishop Goodier notes that “… throughout His life the one desire of Jesus was that He should be discovered; that He should be discovered, and recognized, owned. For every step made in that discovery He was grateful; no man made it but met with reward overflowing. The one thread of interest running through the whole drama of His life is the growth of this discovery.”

Unborn John and his mother Elizabeth share in this first discovery together, as if to remind us all that the first place Jesus should be discovered is in the family.

The words of testimony which Elizabeth spoke remind us of the famous statement of faith made by St. Peter many years later “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ And Jesus answered him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven." (Mt 16:15-17)

Flesh and blood did not reveal this astonishing mystery to Elizabeth either, rather the Father in heaven. Consider the astounding words of Elizabeth which introduce, for the first time, two titles: the title "Lord" to describe unborn baby Jesus, and the title "Mother of (the) Lord" to describe Mary.

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