Minden Press-Herald

Sep 19th

Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist

Can you imagine being six months pregnant and feeling no movement from your baby? How desperate she must be. To carry a child and big baby bump to boot, but feeling no signs of life from her womb. Well this is just where we find Elizabeth. Pregnant by miraculous means, her husband temporarily unable to speak until the birth of the child, Elizabeth sits at home alone in silence and waits for movement in her tummy.

Elizabeth was visited by the angel Gabriel to tell her two things. First that she would become pregnant and that she had been chosen for a very special task to mother John the Baptist the man charged to prepare the way for Christ , and secondly she was told of her distant cousin a teenager, also chosen for greatness, would become pregnant and carry the Lord Jesus, the long awaited Messiah.

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