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. For nothing is impossible with God.”
Yes, even Elizabeth is now able to have a baby. She who has been trying for so many years and has been barren is now pregnant and in her sixth month. What a miracle. That just shows what God can do.
This was also a powerfully soothing thing to tell Mary. She was close to her cousin Elizabeth and it must have been reassuring to be told that they were in this miracle business together, and that they'd have babies close together. This was God in his true caring father role.
As we near the end of this week with Mary and her visit from the angel we might feel like we've been through the ringer. We've been shocked, floored, told the impossible, promised the powerful, explained the miraculous and given the best news possible. We've been taken full circle through an emotional cycle and are almost ready to settle down.
Prayer of the day
Father you know just what to say and do when we are at the end of our ability to cope, thank you for your fathering of us. Amen.