God Reached Down from Heaven with the Best Gift of All
A sacred season is about to unfold for three women whose hearts belong to God.
Elizabeth is barren, yet her trust in God remains fertile. Mary is betrothed in marriage, yet she is willing to bear God’s Son. Anna is a widow full of years, yet she waits patiently, prayerfully for the Messiah to appear in the temple courts.
Following in their footsteps, you too can prepare for the Savior to enter your heart, your mind, and your life in a vibrant, new way. Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs explores the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, unwrapping each verse with tender care and introducing you afresh to The Women of Christmas.
I was so excited to see the blogging for books program has one of Liz Curtis Higgs books available. And not just any book, but "The Women of Christmas!" I was tickled pink.
Liz Curtis Higgs unveils this inspiring book of these three women: Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna. Each one a witness of faith and devotion and showing just how much God loves and values women. She applied what they applied to her life and that we can apply it to our lives in this day and time. It’s not “well that was in biblical times.”
Elizabeth though she was barren and the women around her surely talked about how she hadn't or couldn't provide, as a wife should, she still believed God loved her and that his time was perfect. And when she became pregnant she gave him all the credit.
Mary, when the angel came to her and told her she would have a son, the Son of God, she didn't question it. She didn’t need proof that God could do such a thing. Though she was an unwed virgin, she believed God could do anything and was glad to be a servant and carry our savior.
Anna...Mrs. Higgs really shed light on this woman to me. A widow at such a young age, I could only imagine the heartache and loneliness. But instead of wallowing in sorrow and returning home to her family, she stayed. She devoted her life to God. Praising him. Praying to him. Turning that loneliness into love filled relationship with our heavenly father.
In her Study guide found inside Mrs. Higgs, through God's word, helped me realize what a godly woman can look like and how she can praise Him and show her faith in ordinary daily life. Like keeping your house in order. Cooking. Cleaning. Working. Gardening. Looking for bargains. And that God can do anything. That there is nothing he can‘t do.
How often do we say “Thank you God for making this happen? For loving me. Making me special even when the rest of the world thinks I’m just ordinary. For using me in an extraordinary way. For keeping your promises.”
"For no word from God will ever fail." Luke 1:37 (NIV)
This book is phenomenal. Really for any time of season, but especially one so special. It will get you into the spirit and remind you what it’s truly all about. Merry Christmas Everyone!
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group provided this book to me for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review as part of their Blogging for Books program.