When Gabriel visited the elderly priest, Zachariah, in the Holy Place of the Temple, he came to announce a miracle birth. Elizabeth, Zachariah’s wife, was well past the age of child bearing. Yet, she would give birth to a boy and he would be named John.
Abraham and Sarah were given a similar announcement. Samson’s parents stood before God too old to have children. Hannah could not conceive but the Prophet Eli told her that she would have a child. Mary was a virgin.
While every child born is not a miracle but most are born as a result of the natural course of God’s design and laws, the Bible records many children who had miraculous births. For each of us, these miracles speak of God’s ability to break though in miraculous ways in our lives–long past the time that WE believed that our prayer should or could be answered.
In ancient Israel, children were considered your heritage. While this is still true today, the present-day world system is much more concerned with temperal acqusition than leaving a legacy. Measuring today’s values, only presidents and people with international significance worry about heritage and legacies.
Even though, this may not be God’s plan for our lives, it is a fact of the temperal system in which we find ourselves. As a result, when we look at the miraculous births recorded in the Bible, we are given the promise of prayers being answered long after their expiration date.
Many of the miracles in our lives are answered prayers that were prayed decades before and placed in heavenly containers to become great and significant miracles in our lives. Don’t despair when your prayer seems to be hitting some hollow void in the heavenlies. God is not deaf. He may not even be delaying.
God may be preparing you for a marvelous miracle to appear one distant day in your future. Get ready! Your miracle is on the way.