“‘Silver and gold have I none’ has been the confession of some of the greatest benefactors of our race.” —F.B. Meyer
Great point by Ron T. in the last line:
Elisabeth, an older woman who looked on her life as one not blessed by God because she had no child (or no children) to raise and nurture. She may not have considered her and her husband (Zacharias) as cursed, but it is more than likely she saw herself and them as not blessed (cf. Deut. 7:14: You shall be blessed above all peoples. There shall not be male or female barren among you or among your livestock. ESV). She was very much on the Lord’s mind (as was her husband) and she was very much in the Lord’s good graces. It goes to show (teach) that reality as one thinks of it in her life may not be reality at all.
God may change our status, situation, condition, circumstance in a moment, in the blinking of an eye.
Oh, Lord, I believe!
Here’s the tag for Christmas on my blog. See what got wrote and pics posted over the past few years. Am I Scrooge or what?
No Scrooge here — I like the tree and presents,
The table of food, and family, the tender feeling,
Reminders of divine and daily blessing,
The words of friends, and time for thought and healing.