We just received the news that some friends of ours who have been married for nearly 20 years are expecting a baby! They have adopted children and never expected to have biological children. What a wonderful surprise!
God has a way of surprising us, doesn't he? Poor Elizabeth and Zechariah. All those years and no children. I am sure they had long given up hope. But God had a Plan. In their old age God gave them a son who would be the greatest of all the prophets - John the Baptist. And during her surprise pregnancy, Elizabeth would be the first to realize the significance of the miraculous pregnancy of her little cousin, Mary. What joy they shared!
May these last few days before Christmas be filled with joyful wonder at our God who made Himself small out of His great love for us.
I am a Catholic wife, mom and grandma. In 1995, after Bible college and a few years as an Evangelical Missionary, I was received into the Church at the Easter Vigil. These are my personal musings on Scripture, prayer, and living close to Jesus.