In Advent Reflections

And she called out in a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Luke 1:42


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There’s an apartment building that overlooks a busy intersection near my home. Sometimes, when I’m waiting in my car at the stoplight, I’ll turn my glance toward a third floor window. Most of the time, I’ll see an older woman looking down at the cars and people that pass by.

“Bless her heart,” I pray.

There’s a part of me that feels sorry for her. I wonder if she’s lonely.

But then again, maybe she’s looking down on the world as God does. Perhaps she is blessing everyone she sees.

Advent is a time to remember how powerful blessings can be.

Do you remember what Elizabeth said to Mary at the Visitation?

Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” (Luke 1:42)

I think this is one of the most beautiful passages in scripture!

Today, consider blessing someone you don’t know.

Trust that the Lord, in his own way, will honor your prayer.

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