As I read this week’s passage and read that little baby John in his mother’s womb “leaped for joy” at the mere presence of Jesus in the womb of this own mother, it stirs up some pretty strong memories and gets me pretty excited for what’s coming.
John, still in utero, was filled with the Holy Spirit from his mother’s womb. Mary was overshadowed by the Holy Spirit. Elizabeth, John’s mom, was also filled with the Spirit. And when they came together in the presence of the still embryonic Messiah, we gain a clear picture of what happens when the Spirit fills God’s willing servants. That’s what we’ll be looking at together from Luke 1:39-45 today.