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Elizabeth Gives Birth to John the Baptist

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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.

Patience For Repentance

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Human nature is impatient, don’t you agree? Generally, we don’t like waiting for things to happen. Perfect example; driving along and then getting stuck behind a slow moving vehicle. We want for them to pick up speed or get out of the way, right? OR we get in the check-out line for whatever purchase we’re making and we get stuck behind the person with everything except the kitchen sink to scan in, or behind someone with (what we consider) the spawn of satan.

Yes, I have these experiences. I’m an impatient person, I think. However, I’ve been told by many that I have the patience of Job. I won’t go into details, but, I’ve had some crazy life experiences.

The LORD is the perfect example of patience. He gives us every chance to make the correct choices to come to repentance so that none of us perish. He made us a promise, he doesn’t back out of it.

What are you waiting for? It’s your choice to accept Him and come to Him, repent of your sins. One day time will run out. What then?

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is. Albert Camus

Enduring Faith

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We’re Christians! What does that mean?

To start with, it means that we’re followers of Christ.

A Christian is someone who has been born again by God and has put faith and trust in Jesus Christ.

A true Christian is a person who has put faith and trust in the person and work of Jesus Christ, including His death on the cross as payment for sins and His resurrection on the third day. John 1:12-3 tells us, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” The mark of a true Christian is love for others and obedience to God’s Word (1 John 2). A true Christian is indeed a child of God, a part of God’s true family, and one who has been given new life in Jesus Christ.

As part of that, we must endure faithfully. All circumstances.

That brings to mind Jesus’ journey to Calvary. During the entire stretch of his journey, He knew what he would go through. The only time He said anything was when He was in the garden praying and sweating drops of blood through intense agony knowing what He would go through when He prayed these words:

Matthew 26:39 After walking a little farther away from them, Jesus fell to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, do not give me this cup of suffering. But do what you want, not what I want.

He endured the most intense time of his ministry when He was scourged and hung on the cross to endure more persecution. It was while he was on the cross He forgave a thief and told him that he’d meet him in paradise.

Luke 23:46 Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Father! In your hands, I place my spirit!” He said this and died.

Jesus never once complained nor fought about what he was doing. He didn’t want to do it, but, He knew it would save all mankind. It was the ultimate price for the forgiveness of sin. It’s a gift. No repayment necessary.

Only one thing is required. As Christians, be HIS example. Live a life that shows people your loyalties are with Yahweh.

Will you join me in this journey? Share your experience on your journey with Jesus. Bless others and be blessed at the same time.

Me: Yes, I struggle with this. It’s hard to take it and be a good example. Nobody likes to live in pain and suffering. However, I try my best. How are you doing? Come with me on this journey, won’t you? Let me know.