trusting His promises

When we left off yesterday, Mary was staying with Elizabeth…for a three month stay. Since Gabriel showed up when Elizabeth was 6 month’s pregnant (Luke 1:26), I believe Mary was there when the next good news arrived in the Advent story- the birth of John. Why do I consider this good news? 1) John wasContinue reading “trusting His promises”

trusting His timing

Mary’s story continues on in Luke, and overlaps that of Elizabeth… We pick up the story with a newly pregnant Mary immediately leaving to go visit her cousin Mary, who is now 6 months pregnant. Elizabeth has only just recently returned home, as the Bible tells us she went off on her own for 5Continue reading “trusting His timing”

preparing the way- John

What happens when you go to a book and it doesn’t have the answers where you are looking for them? You go to the Author. And ask for help to find the right section. How the Bible is written is intentional. As is John’s brilliant opening about Jesus. You see, preparation for Jesus’ birth startedContinue reading “preparing the way- John”

Preparing the Way- Luke

Luke begins the Advent story with a miraculous conception, but not the one you may be thinking of! Zachariah was a priest, married to Elizabeth. Luke tells us they lived honorably before the Lord. They never had children, and were now passed their prime. Sound familiar? (echoes of Abraham & Sarah….) Anyhow, Zachariah got chosenContinue reading “Preparing the Way- Luke”