Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Jesse Tree: Elizabeth

Scripture: Luke 1:36-45
Event/Theme: Elizabeth, wife of Zechariah and mother of John the Baptist
Symbol we use:
Meditation: Have you ever really, really wanted something? Were you aware every time one of your friends got what you wanted and did you build a relationship of sorts with everyone who also wanted what you wanted and didn't own it yet? As the years went by without having a child of her own, Elizabeth probably came to know each woman in her town who also wanted a child and didn't have one and was probably painfully aware of each child that was born while she was still without child. A lot of women who are barren like Elizabeth struggle against jealousy and are absolutely overjoyed when God does grant them a child. The Bible mentions several of them, including Sarah, Rebekah, Hannah, and Elizabeth and He had a particularly special plan for each of their children. Elizabeth was very happy to be granted a child despite her age and her child, like the others mentioned in the Bible, had an extremely important role to play in preparing for the Messiah.


  1. Just reading this post-Advent...

    These are excellent, Esther!