Miraculous conception and birth #5 November 10 Promise Fulfilled
I want what I want, and I want it now. We have all heard that phrase in mainstream song lyrics, out of our children’s mouths, and of course on the movie screen spoken by the infamous Veruca Salt. Perhaps you have spoken those words yourself. And are you not glad that you did not get what you wanted when you wanted it? God ALWAYS has a better plan. We call that, “His perfect timing.”
We all know how challenging it is waiting and trusting in His perfect timing. All week long you have been reading and studying about Zechariah and Elizabeth. Does God’s “perfect timing” have anything to do with them? I mean, after all, Elizabeth was barren, and they were both at least 60 years-old which had meant their time to conceive had expired quite some time ago. Who cares about timing, it is a hopeless situation for sure. Or is it?
Luke 1:24-25 says, “After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and for five months she kept herself hidden, saying, ‘Thus the Lord has done for me in the days when he looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.’” Verses 57-58 adds, “Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her.”
Wow. Promise fulfilled. The shame, the disgrace, the reproach, and the disappointment has been taken away. God does accomplish His perfect will in His perfect timing and sometimes in very unexpected (perfect) ways. Our God is a God of the impossible. There are thousands of promises in the Bible, and they help carry us through times of support and need. If you are in a difficult season and craning your neck to look ahead, please do not miss out on seeing what God is trying to show you during your time of waiting. Keep praying as Zechariah did. Remember God is faithful. He is true to His people; He is faithful to His Word and faithful to Himself. He is Perfect, each and every time.
Women’s Ministry Director