Monday: 9th December, 2019
Luke 1:36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
We recount the visitation of the angel to Gabriel to Mary. When the angel relayed to Mary news about the conception of Jesus, she doubted because she was a virgin. This prompted the use of her cousin Elizabeth as a reference point’ even Elizabeth, called barren, is now pregnant’. Today, the meaning behind this association stood out even clearer.
Mary was young and a virgin, Elizabeth: old and barren; their positions and status in society could not have been more opposite. However, the example of this barren old woman was what moved the young virgin to believe the Word of the Lord.
Sometimes, what we really need is a single account that God has done it before. All we require is the information that our current situation, however confounding and overwhelming, is not new to God.
For for God, in whom existence is held, the one in whom the universe exists and the one who knows the end from the beginning, nothing is new. If a virgin can conceive, an old barren woman bear child, the sea part into two and the mouth of lions clamp shut;
If the sea had no choice but to bear his weight and the waves calmed down at the sound of his voice, if even the chains of death could not hold Him down, then you can be assured that God meets the requirements to address your current situation.
Sweetheart, courage because you are not in an ‘impossible’ place, not while God sits on the throne.