LIFE LESSONS FROM WOMEN IN THE BIBLE: 3 “Elizabeth, the aged bloomer”

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LIFE LESSONS FROM WOMEN IN THE BIBLE: 3 “Elizabeth, the aged bloomer”

Read: Luke 1:1-24

Meditation verse:

“Now after those days his wife Elizabeth conceived; and she hid herself five months, saying, “thus the Lord has dealt with me, in the days when He looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.” (Luke 1:24-25).

“My best years are over” “I’m now too old”, “I have wasted my life”.
Do any of these words sound like you? Who says you are too old? Too old for what precisely? Elizabeth, whom the bible described as “well advanced in age, conceived and bore the fore runner of the saviour of mankind. Sarah gave birth to Isaac, the promise child in her nineties. Grandma Moses, an American folk artist, successfully began a painting career in her seventies. Her paintings became very famous. Who says your best years are behind you?

Isaiah 66:9 says, “shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the Lord. Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God”. Whatever it is that you are desirous of birthing; be it a natural baby or your destiny baby, your time of conception and delivery will come. God’s promise over your life will be fulfilled at the appointed time. There is a set time in God’s calendar for every promise; His calendar is different from that of man. He has time in His hands. With the Lord, one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” (2 Peter 3:8). In His time, He makes all things beautiful, with God nothing will be impossible.

Hold on to your dreams, do not give up. You are not too old; you still have plenty of time. Your life is not wasted, your best years are ahead. Get excited at what lies ahead of you. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). He is the same yesterday, today and forever. If He did it for Elizabeth, He can still do it again. All things are working together for your good.

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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