An empty cradle sat collecting dust in the quiet home of an elderly couple.   The woman prayed for many years to have children, but that hope was long gone and now she had quietly accepted her fate.

This could be the scene of any home today, but it took place centuries ago.  Zachariah was a priest in the temple. He and his wife, Elizabeth were both God fearing and followed the commandments.  It seemed a simple request to ask God for a child, but for some reason their prayers went unanswered.

In this scenario, as with many in God’s book, we see how God determines the right time and place for our prayers to be answered and how He uses those circumstances to do amazing things.

One day, as Zachariah was tending the incense in the temple, an angel of the Lord appeared to him and told him that he and his wife would have a son and that this boy would fulfill an ancient prophecy.  Zachariah was doubtful and because of this, his own voice was silenced until the birth of his son, John.

The joy in Elizabeth’s heart had to have been overwhelming as she prepared for the birth of her first born child.  I’m sure she was wondering why God waited so long, but here she was – well beyond child bearing years – old and pregnant.  The faith of this woman had to be tremendous.  The thought of having a child at my age would be terrifying, but she accepted God’s will for her life.

John would grow into the forerunner of Jesus, Christ – the Savior of the world.   Things were finally being set in motion.  The boy, John, would grow into the man who would prepare the way for Jesus, Christ.  He would be known as John the Baptist and fulfill the ancient prophecy..

Isaiah 41:3  A voice cries:
“In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord;
    make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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  1. jimfinn2000 says:

    I just started reading your blog for the first time and am thrilled. I love your love for the lord and am impressed with your writing ability. Got to leave right now, but when I get back I will read much more.

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    • atimetoshare says:

      Thank you for your kind words. I feel an urgency to write since I’m growing older. Guess I have a lot to say too. I appreciate your encouragement!


  2. mzpresser says:

    Beautiful Kathy, I understand this struggle as I went through infertility myself. Even though I wasn’t a believer at the time, I knew in my heart God made me to be a mother. Now I know that was the holy spirit. And even funnier was the name of my fertility doctor, Dr. Christ!!!!!!! lol

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  3. Now I see where we were on the same track. Thumbs up!!!! No emoticons on my laptop. Lol

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