The story doesn’t start with her at all, it started with her husband. He was the Pastor of a very large denomination, someone we call the General Overseer in our day. They were an extremely righteous couple; the Bible says so; they had also been in ministry for a really long time.
Yes, a lot of women would love to be Elizabeth; if only she wasn’t barren. Not only was she barren, she was in the estimation of most, including her husband; past the child bearing age. He had resigned himself to fate, God didn’t want them to have children, they had agreed that they will pour all of themselves into the ministry; and that was exactly what they did.
It was the annual convention of the ministry and usually, the first day is dedicated to very intense praying; her husband had gone on to church, and she was home preparing the refreshments for the rest of the week; all was going fine. She was so engrossed in what she was doing that she lost track of time; when she noticed how late the hour was, she wondered why Zacharias had not returned from the prayer session. Well, maybe it got really intense as it can be sometimes, and he couldn’t stop at the appointed time. “He will be fine, he always is”.
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