“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.”
Elisabeth was the cousin of Mary the Mother of Jesus.
God used her as an example to help Mary see that the Lord was about to do what was considered impossible.
Mary conceived as a virgin.
She conceived in her old age.
“For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
This verse is often quoted in reference to Mary, and although the Truth of the verse certainly applies, the context refers to Elisabeth.
Her testimony helped Mary believe that if God could do the impossible in Elisabeth, He could do the same in her.
Mary resorted to the safety of Zacharias and Elisabeth’s house in her time of need.
“And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.”
A baby was the first to rejoice over the presence of Jesus.
She was overwhelmed that the mother of her Saviour was in her house.
“And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.”
She went from barren to overwhelmingly blessed.
Elisabeth is a humble example of how the His presence changes everything.
Daniel 7-8 | Psalm 127
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