[The angel said unto Mary] … behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For nothing will be impossible with God. (Luke 1:36-37, ESV)
“Barren,” such a harsh and painful word . . . void of life, an empty place, a deep ache, an unutterable longing.
Does that describe you at this start of 2022? I hope not, but if it does, take heart. God says, “Behold,” . . . I am bigger than that!
Just ask Sarah, Rebecca, Hannah and Elizabeth—all were barren until God moved, and out of their barrenness God gave us Isaac, Jacob, Samuel and ultimately, John the Baptist—the prophet who foretold the coming of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.
Take heart! God is still moving in 2022!
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert [the barrenness]. (Isaiah 43:19, ESV)
Look to Jesus. He came to give us abundant life, now and forevermore. Call upon His name, start your day and this New Year with Jesus, and He will do a new thing in your heart and life, “for nothing is impossible with God!”