An Advent Reflection by Sarah Keen, Programme Manager, Rural Hope.
Luke 1:24-25 24 After those days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and for five months she remained in seclusion. She said, “This is what the Lord has done for me when he looked favourably on me and took away the disgrace I have endured among my people.”
What joy Elizabeth must have felt to have finally have been granted what she had been praying for. Childlessness was indeed looked on as a disgrace in that era and Elizabeth’s faith has kept her going through years of shame.
And so it is for all of us. By putting our trust in God, we can cope with whatever society throws at us. We are beloved in His sight and our prayers too will be answered.
Dear Lord, Help us to know that you will always be there for us and will look favourably upon us as we pray. Amen
Trust God to answer your prayers and be patient in the meantime.
Respect people’s differences and treat them as you would like to be treated yourself.
–Sarah Keen, Programme Manager, Rural Hope.
You can read all of the Advent Reflections via the following link – Advent Reflections 2019.