“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”
“Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.”
“Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”
— John 14:7-9
Could we be so much like Christ that we could confidently say just as He said about the Father:
“If you had known me, you would have known Christ also”;
“He who has seen me has seen the Christ”.
“And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well advanced in years….But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John….Now after those days his wife Elizabeth conceived; and she hid herself five months, saying, “Thus the Lord has dealt with me, in the days when He looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.””
Luke 1:6-7, 13, 24-25 NKJV
There’s no such thing as too late with God.
The odds against you do not matter.
Wait actively – pray in the wait.
Don’t stop praying.
Even when in doubt, pray. Praise also.
When it feels like your prayers will not be answered, praise, praise & worship some more.
Keep on asking. Don’t stop seeking. Keep knocking.
The doors will open.
The doors WILL open.
Your prayers do not fall on deaf ears. There’s an appointed time for its fulfilment. The answer is held back for a Wonderful reason.
Zecharias & Elizabeth waited a long time. Their answer came at a time when it was no longer biologically possible. Had they never had to wait, they wouldn’t have been the ones who birthed and raised the one who ushered in The One who bought us a new covenant with God through the sacrifice of Himself.
Don’t stop believing.