“ and they were both very old.” Luke 1:7
We don’t know their ages, whether forty or sixty or eighty. We know only that Elizabeth and Zechariah were “well stricken in years” (asv). More to the point, they were “too old to have children” (God’s Word), just like the patriarch Abraham, and his wife, Sarah. We know how that story ended: with a baby in ninety-year-old Sarah’s arms!
The stage was set for God to intervene and make the impossible possible.
Christmas is all about miracles. The first one is ready to unfold.
Jesus said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Luke 18:27. What “impossibility” are you facing in your life? Are you ready to put it entirely in God’s hands?
Excerpted from The Women of Christmas by Liz Curtis Higgs