Many of the details of Christmas get embellished, altered, or even left out of our traditional scenes, songs, and readings. Keith and Kristyn Getty, along with Ellie Holcomb, sing a song, “Elizabeth,” that inspired me to dive into the details of her life.
You won’t want to miss what Elizabeth’s story has to teach us.
In this episode, I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Read in context
- Listen to an audio version of the text
- Make a list
- Meditate on Scripture
- Use your imagination
- The 30 Day Music Challenge
- Having certainty concerning the things we have been taught – Luke 1:1-4
- Things we learn about Elizabeth
- She was in the line of Aaron – Luke 1:5
- She was righteous before God – Luke 1:6
- She walked blamelessly in all commandments and statutes – Luke 1:6
- She couldn’t have children – Luke 1:7
- She was advanced in years – Luke 1:7
- An angel declared to her husband that she would bear a son in her old age – Luke 1:13
- She stayed hidden in her pregnancy – Luke 1:24
- She was related to Mary (the mother of Jesus) – Luke 1:36
- She has her own beatitude/song/greeting recorded in Scripture – Luke 1:39-45
- Completing a word study on the phrase “when he looked on me” – BibleHub.com
- How Elizabeth stayed hidden, holy, and whole in God’s favor
- Elizabeth’s greeting to Mary and Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth’s thoughts on this – Amazon Paid Link to “The First Songs of Christmas: A 31-Day Advent Devotional: Meditations on Luke 1 & 2” by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
Enjoy the official live video of our inspiration song below.
More Than a Song Playlist
This Week’s Challenge
Read and listen to Luke 1 and 2 on repeat. Let the details of the accounts seep into your soul, repainting the pictures you may have framed and set on the mantel of your mind based on Christmas tradition rather than the specifics of Scripture itself. Focus on Elizabeth and meditate on what you can learn from her life and her responses recorded for us.