Have you ever noticed the parallels between Hannah and Elizabeth in the Bible?
Hannah was barren, but the LORD remembered her. She conceived and bore a son who was set apart to be a prophet. Her miracle-son, Samuel, would anoint David, the king and savior of Old Testament Israel.
Elizabeth was barren, but the LORD remembered her. She also conceived and bore a son who was set apart to be a prophet. Her miracle-son, John, would baptize Jesus, the new David – the King and Savior of the world.
It comforts me to see God working through death to bring forth life. Not even the worldly curse of barrenness could keep our omnipotent God from keeping His promise to make straight the path of righteousness – the path which points straight to Jesus and His saving work for us on the cross. I am baptized into that same Jesus, and nothing – not even the death in my own, barren womb – can stop Him from keeping His promise to raise me on the Last Day.