God Does

elizabethThe Lord has done this for me.

I’ve been thinking a lot about these words after giving a message on Elizabeth at church. Any time I open up the bible to a story I think I know well, I am struck by how little I really know.

This is where my husband usually quotes Game of Thrones

You know nothing Jon Snow.

Elizabeth didn’t receive visions from God that we know of. Time and time again her passages show us she reacts to the Spirit within her. When she greets Mary for the first time as expectant mothers, it is described as the Holy Spirit fills her. When she names John she knows the name he is to be given even though her husband has been made mute because of his disbelief.

The Lord has done for me.

What joy Elizabeth must have lived with. No matter the circumstances, no matter how bleak the outcome seemed she was filled with the certainty that God does.

What is God doing for you this advent season?



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