the Baby Leaped…

Wednesday I had finished up the book of Isaiah in my personal devotions; Thursday afternoon the Lord redirected me to Luke. I wasn’t sure why at first, but I started reading. Then I came to verse 41 and my eyes read it in a new light.

…”when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb…”

I froze.

I guess because my senses are on high alert with New York’s announcement of celebration to their new law of freedom to murder innocent babies.

  • Now the state of Vermont has their own “zero limitation” bill which they’re seeking to pass into law (as of 1.24.2019 not passed).

Here, young pregnant Mary (the mother of Jesus) enters into the house of Zacharias and Elisabeth. As Mary opens her mouth to greet Elisabeth, the baby within Elisabeth’s womb leaps.

  • A baby within the womb can hear — it can hear its mother and those around him or her outside of the womb.
  • A baby within the womb responds — it leaped! A baby within the womb hears and responses to touch.

Mary and Elisabeth converse.

In verse 44 we are specifically told again:

…”as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.

  • “Sounded in mine ears” — a mother and child are bonded together. Abortion doesn’t just kill a child it kills the mother from the inside out. Psalm 139 tells us how God sees how we are knitted and fashioned together. How we are wonderfully made…in the image of God.
  • For JOY…a baby within the womb feels — a baby has emotions. Feeling also includes pain and love.

Later in the day, I came across a statement that said something to this affect (author unknown):


39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah; 40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. 41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: 42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. 43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. 45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord (Luke 1).

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}