[CF Devotionals] 2017-04-24 - What Would Priest Zechariah Say?

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Luke 1:5-17,23-25

Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord's commandments and regulations blamelessly. Luke 1:6

I saw an actual angel! It was an incredible experience. The angel said my wife and I were to have a baby! The angel revealed the boy’s name would be John, and would have a great calling on his life. This John would be a pleasure and delight, and many would rejoice over his birth. The child will be great in God’s sight, would be filled with the Holy Spirit from birth, and would help people return to fellowship with God.

Elizabeth and I had prayed for a child. Finally, in our old age the prayer was answered. Why did we have to wait so long to become parents? All we can do is speculate. Surely, it was more than strengthening our faith muscles. Perhaps God knew it would take special, mature, God-fearing parents to raise a prophetic son whose mission was to prepare the way for the Savior. Regardless of the reason, Elizabeth did not see her waiting period critically or as punishment. She gave God all the glory for her pregnancy.

Lord, It is in the waiting process that I show my true impatience. Please forgive me when I temporarily don’t recall Your track record. Thanks for listening to my petitions and requests. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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