One of my favorite parts of the Christmas story is found in Luke 1. It’s the account of Mary’s cousin Elizabeth, who the Bible describes as barren and advanced in years. She and her husband prayed for a long time, asking God to give them children. An angel appeared to Elizabeth’s husband with an incredible message:
“But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, for he will be great before the Lord.”
How incredible that not only were Elizabeth and Zechariah given a child in their old age, but they were given a son who would bring joy to many people! They were to be the parents of John the Baptist – the one sent to prepare the way for Jesus Christ!
God met our greatest need when He sent Jesus to earth. We are all in need of a Savior, and that need is completely and forever met in the Person of Jesus Christ. God met our greatest need, and He will meet every other need that we have in our lives. What are you waiting for today? Are you waiting on a husband? A child? A job? Relief from financial distress? Just as God heard the cry of Elizabeth and Zechariah, He hears your cry. For nothing will be impossible with God (Luke 1:37).