\ el-uh-MOS-uh-ner-ee \ , adjective;
1.Of or for charity; charitable; as, “an eleemosynary institution.”
2.Given in charity; having the nature of alms; as, “eleemosynary assistance.”
3.Supported by or dependent on charity; as, “the eleemosynary poor.”
I am having memory loss in my old age. My doctor said I’m deficient in some vitamin, and I forgot which one. But my condition has made this morning special. I read Mary’s response as if it was the first time, after she heard she was going to have a baby. On her way to see Elizabeth, she must have been thinking this, “Elizabeth, holy cow. I have news that is not antediluvian! He is expecting too much! Can I believe it? Can I trust Him?”
God must’ve been working on her heart, because the first thing she said was:
“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty (eleemosynary). He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham to his offspring forever.” Luke 1:46-56.
This blew me away. What a girl.