A few months later, after Mary went back to Nazareth, Elizabeth gave birth to the son she had always hoped for. She named him ‘John’. Luke 1:57-66
Everyone was very happy and excited for her.
She did quite well for an elderly woman giving birth.
There was a discussion among family about the baby’s name and what it would be. They decided his name would be after his father, Zechariah. However, Elizabeth quickly corrected them. She was adamant, his name is “John”. Afterall, this is what Gabriel the angel gave instruction to.
Zechariah now able to speak. This baby would one day be a prophet of the Most High, he said, preparing the way for the Messiah.
This picture is the last we see of Elizabeth. By the examples of the time, she was already old, and she might not have lived to see John grow to adulthood.
So, the main takeaway from this story is that being patient and waiting on the Lord brings great blessings.
How are you doing in your waiting time? Share and bless others with your experience.