Luke 1:39 – A Passage With Purpose


“In those days Mary set out and went with Haste to a Judean town in the hill country.”

Let’s be honest:  Not every word in the Bible is, of itself, a revelation.  Sometimes, some verses are needed to tell the story, to fill in the blanks.  We need them to explain, for instance, that Mary went from “Point A” to “Point B”.  In short, we need Context.

Because, here is the cool thing…God is NOTHING if not a God of Context.  God meets us each and every day in our Context.  Our story, and God in it, are all about the people we meet, the places we go, the things we see.

I’m so very grateful to know that Mary traveled to the hill country.  I’m thrilled to learn that she set out in haste.  Because, I also know that God is with me and cares about me when I’m hurrying to work, running late, on my way to see a friend or sitting quietly in a coffee shop.  God is in the Context.

Never forget:  God is always present.  God is in the Context of our daily lives, no matter how mundane we think they might be.