Elizabeth

 

Elizabeth’s role in the ministry of Jesus began before He was born. 

She was a relative of His mother Mary of Nazareth and had given up hoping for a child. The Bible tells us that she and her husband Zecharias were righteous before God (Luke 1:5).  Like Sarah (Genesis 18:11) and Hannah (1 Samuel 1-2) she was barren.  But God had a divine plan for her life and ordained her to become the mother of John the Baptist, the forerunner of Jesus Christ.Her encounter with Jesus was certainly something special, something out of the ordinary.  She was a barren woman who gave birth to a child of destiny. Importantly, she was not only given a child during her barrenness; Christ proclaimed of her son, “Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist” (Luke 7:28).