SOUL FIBER: BLACK WOMEN IN LENT – Elizabeth: Pregnant at my Age
41 And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
And God: “Sunday, as I approached the steps at the Jesus of Nazareth COGIC Church, the moving of Spirit Holy wowed me from the moment I heard the voices of Praise. How I got to the church is another story for another time. Suffice it to say
“T’Ain’t nothin like Divine timing.”
When Bishop Milton presented the Sermon Topic: Sometimes You Have to Deliver Yourself; I knew, God was talking to me, again. Been since The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries (TFAM) services in New Orleans last year that I felt such intense Presence in church. So much so that, during prayer, I asked the first lady and mother of the church to pray for me. My Lord, she prayed and prophesied a WORD to and over me. I had an “Elizabeth” moment pregnant at my age.
In Biblical and contemporary time, there is so much emphasis on having a baby; particularly male babies to carry on the family name, legacy, and heritage. So, when Black, Bronze, and Brown women in antiquity – Sarah (mother of Isaac, Mrs. Manoah (mother of Samson), Hannah (mother of Samuel), Elizabeth (mother of John the Baptist) – were suspect and subject to be divorced if they did not have at least one son.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an open world action role-playing video game. Its main story revolves around the player character and their quest to defeat Alduin the World-Eater, a dragon who is prophesied to destroy the world.”
Who would have thought that an ancient prophesy would have influenced a 21th Century role-playing video game?” Only by the genius of Divine impact. There is no way around the Infinite KNOWER. How may humanity get to KNOW the Infinite KNOWER? Skyrim gives us this clue “we must choose what encumbrances to leave behind.”
In the words of Avatar “It’s [religion] good for what it’s good for.” As “doing” is important, for there is much to BE done; to BE present in our doing is paramount to having a growing, spiritually-aware relationship with Mary’s Jewish Jesus.
Pray with me: Dear God, bless me with the desire to BE Spiritually aware in all my doing; knowing that wherever You are there is Life, Light, Love, Truth, and Grace.