She Spoke Up

When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.

On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, but his mother spoke up and said, “No! He is to be called John.”
- Luke 1:57-60

In a world where women didn’t have much of a voice, Elizabeth spoke up. Part of the reason she could find her voice is because God had silenced her husband Zechariah. Notice how there’s more space for people on the margins to speak when those of us accustomed to privilege are quiet.

Today, ponder these two things:

  1. Ask Jesus to help you find your voice and to create enough space for you to start to use it.

  2. Who around you doesn’t seem to have much voice. Is there a way you could become quieter to create more space for them to speak?