Strength and dignity are her clothing,
and she laughs at the time to come.
She can laugh, because she is prepared.
Luke 1:5-80 is our story today. It is about Elizabeth, Zachariah and Mary. Elizabeth is old in years and she and Zachariah are childless. Zachariah is visited by the angel, Gabriel who tells Zachariah that he and Elizabeth will have a son. The story is similar to Sarah and Abraham, who were also in advanced years and like them, Zachariah found it hard to believe it could happen. God made him unable to speak until the baby was born. In the meantime, the same angel visits Mary and tells her she will have God's son. Some time later, Mary goes to visit her cousin, Elizabeth and when Elizabeth sees Mary coming she feels her baby move for the first time and has a revelation that Mary will give birth to the Messiah! Pretty heady stuff.
Once more, God has rewarded people who are righteous and faithful.
Elizabeth's son grows up to be John the Baptist, a prophet who tells of the coming of Jesus.
Elizabeth was of the daughters of Aaron. She is revered as a saint in the Catholic Church as the patron of pregnant women.
I just love the llamas Robin provided in this lesson! Aren't they cute?
1. Everyday heroes in our country
2. Creative days
3. Crisp, sunny Autumn days
I have not stopped giving thanks for you,
remembering you in my prayers.