John’s birth announcement

Ever wonder what John’s birth announcement would have looked like? That’s where my mind went last night. Imagine the birth announcement in the paper…. photo of Zachariah, infant John & Elizabeth, with godmother Mary “With each child, the world begins anew!” With great surprise & overwhelming joy, we announce the safe arrival of John, sonContinue reading “John’s birth announcement”

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- 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”