Today’s passage reminds us what happened to three people: Mary who found out she was pregnant without having known a man and risking to be considered not only as a liar, but also as a crazy person, because, even you, would you have believed her story? Similarly, Similarly, despite being pregnant with a long-awaited son, Elizabeth who had the revelation of the Holy Spirit that Mary’s son was the Mess…iah, called Mary “the Mother of my Lord” (verse 42:43) instead of being envious of Mary whose son was going to be even greater than hers. We also have Zechariah who had become deaf and speechless, and when he started to speak again, the first words out of his mouth were praises to God.
My brother, my sister, here we see three people made of flesh and blood like us, going through unexplained, difficult situations. But their reactions were all turned towards God. Do we realise that God kept His promises with each of them? Therefore, let’s learn to acknowledge this verse: “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you” (1 Peter 5:10). Oftentimes, we lack to believe in the promises of God, because we focus so much on the circumstances and everything that seems hard or painful.
Today, my friend, be strengthened by the knowledge that no matter what you are going through, God has the answer and the solution… no matter how long the night is, the Bible says “weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5). Your morning will soon come! Keep these verses at the border of your lips to remind yourself to praise the Lord like Zechariah did after months of unexpected deafness! Keep the Word in your heart to rejoice of your neighbour’s blessing like Elizabeth did instead of looking at what you don’t have and started feeling miserable about it; yes, let the Holy Spirit feel you with peace and reassure you like Mary was, to know that in the end, God knows why He is allowing you to go through this situation, so graciously submit to His will like Mary did, for your morning is near! Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.