Each Christmas a certain aspect of the Nativity jumps off the pages at me and this year is no different.
I love the whole account, Angels, Shepherds, Magi etc. but before all that
Elizabeth wife of Zachariah became pregnant even though
they were both very old and
was barren. Elizabeth
Zacharias was a priest in the temple and It was there that God told him that his wife would give birth to a son. Zacharias didn’t believe this and was struck dumb until the birth of John the Baptist.
is six months pregnant,
her cousin Mary who is also pregnant (with the baby Jesus) comes to see her and
the baby in Elizabeth Elizabeth leaps for Joy.
John the Baptist knew who Jesus is.
See Luke chapter one.
Many years later, also in the water, John leaped for Joy again and said
"look the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world"
Do you know who Jesus is?