I invite you to explore the Christmas story through the eyes of Elizabeth, Mary and Anna. I have a special place in my heart for Elizabeth. God demonstrates his perfect providence through his answer to Zechariah and Elizabeth's decades-long yearning prayers for a child, in the right way at the right time.
Mary is a beautiful example for us that God can use anyone for his purpose. She teaches us how to trust in God and the mission and salvation of Jesus, and to be faithful in all circumstances.
The story of Hannah teaches us how to pray and the change that fervent prayer should bring about in our hearts. Hannah is an example for us of how to remain faithful in the wait.
The story of Rahab teaches us that God can save anyone who profess their faith for him, confess their sins and make themselves available for him to use as part of his plan of salvation.
The story of Ruth is a story of kindness, redemption and God's faithfulness in all circumstances.
This story of an orphan Jewish girl named Esther that becomes Queen and saves a nation has many lessons to teach us in our battle of faith.