Northern Kentucky Emmaus Community Newsletter!!
And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope dose not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans :2-5 NIV
Reporter: Elizabeth, tell me what was going through your mind when Zechariah returned from the temple and tried to relay Gabriel’s news. Elizabeth: Well, needless to say, I was shocked that he was unable to speak. Something major had obviously happened, but I had idea what… or why he couldn’t tell me. So I ran to get the writing tablet. Reporter: And once you read it? Elizabeth: Oh my! Tears of joy streamed down my checks. How could this be? I was in total awe of God’s goodness and His favor on us.
Reporter: Your husband asked Gabriel the same question, except not exactly from a place of wonder and awe. Were you disappointed by Zechariah’s initial disbelief? Elizabeth: Zechariah is a good man, a righteous man, but I know how hope deferred can make the heart sick. I was disappointed for him, not in him. Reporter: You still had hope? Elizabeth: My desire was for a child, but my hope has always been in the Lord. You know, I think of all the times Zechariah and I prayed for a child during all those years of suffering barrenness, not knowing that every detail of John’s conception, birth, and life had already been planned.
Reporter: How did you respond to the news that your child would grow up to be the messenger who, in the strength of Elijah, would herald the arrival of the Messiah? Elizabeth: I still marvel at how we used to read about” the one calling out in the wilderness,” years before we knew that one would be our son. I dropped to my knees in awe of the Lord’s favor. I was so completely overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. For the first five months of my pregnancy, I remained in seclusion, relishing the miracle inside me… and what it would mean for God’s people. He chose me for this. He chose me.
Reporter: Why do you think it all happened the way it did? Elizabeth: clearly, John’s life was fashioned to fulfill the promises God made through His holy prophets. But why me? Why did I get to be his mother? Only God knows. I imagine He wanted to make it extra clear that it was all Him. That noting is impossible with God. Our miraculous little family is proof. And since no one can deny that, we’ll boast all the more in the hope of the glory of God. We were chosen.
Your brother in Christ,
Northern Kentucky Emmaus
Community Lay Director
Gathering/Agape party/Men’s walk # 50/Prayer Chart information
February Gathering is 2/8/24 at Immanuel Boone Campus. Fellowship begins at 6:30 p.m./ the gathering begins at 7:00 pm our 4th day speaker is Ann Posey from Memphis Emmaus walk number 42 table of Rebekah. Music led by Brian Myers, Jen Myers Scott, Frank Hadden, Hayden. Also the gathering will resume back facebook live.
Agape party Sunday February 11 2:00 -5:00 pm @ Jennifer Meyers “chairperson o Agape” house located at 1246 Brightleaf Blvd Erlanger, Ky 41018. She can by contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/text 859-486-0778 if any questions.
MEN’S Walk #50:
Please keep our Men’s walk lay director John Parker and the team for MW#50 (April 4-7), in your daily prays as the men’s team has started team training.
Pray, Pray, Pray for our upcoming Men’s Walk!
Pray for Pilgrims! Do you know someone you would like to share this amazing experience with? Pray fully before asking them to attend the walk. Pilgrim information is found on our website www.nkemmaus.com sponsorship , Pilgrim Application. Application deadline is March 21.
Now is the best time to sign up for the Men’s Walk pray chart, let’s fill all the pray times before April.
Save the Date Candlelight service April 6, 2024 @8:00 pm at Higher Ground Conference and retreat center
3820 Logan Creek Ln.
West Harrison, IN 47060