ELIZABETH

Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. Luke 1:36

Gabriel told Miriam (Mary) this when he announced that she would be Messiah’s mother.

Elizabeth, whose name means, “Oath of my God,” had not been able to conceive children; yet here she was, beyond normal child bearing years, six months pregnant.

I love pondering this for a couple of reasons:

*Even after we are way past giving  up, God is still at work.  He brings things into our lives at exactly the right time; age, physical ability and any other factor we could name simply doesn’t stop Him.

I have heard numerous people say that God is blessing and anointing the younger generation.  That’s good.  The deal is, He is still blessing and anointing people of all ages, from 100+ to infancy.  He isn’t ageist; we are.  It doesn’t matter what stage of life you’re in, you can still conceive and do the things that are on your heart.

*God always keeps His word.  2 Corinthians 1:20 says, “All of God’s promises are ‘yes’ and we add the ‘amen’ to the glory of God.”
He said He would send a messenger to prepare the way for the Savior and He did; He said He would send Messiah to save us and He did.

What has He promised you?  He is doing  and He will do it.

In the very next verse, Gabriel says,
“Nothing is impossible with God.”
Perhaps a better translation of that is,
For no word from God will be void of power.”

 

Then Mary answers, “Let it be according to your word.”
So here’s a question:  When did Mary conceive?
Faith is the seed that grows to fruition when God empowers it.

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About lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord Jesus...now, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.

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