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The Patter of Little
Elizabeth had long since
resigned herself to the fact that she would never hear the patter of little
feet in the parsonage where she and her husband, Zechariah lived. Elizabeth
was barren. Barren--the very word elicits thoughts of sand blowing across
a desert wasteland.
Zechariah was in the sanctuary
carrying out his priestly duties, when God interrupted him. Gabriel, the
angel that stands in the very presence of God, left his coveted place to
stand in the presence of God's priest. Shocked by the angelic sight, Zechariah
became frightened. Like many worshipers today, Zechariah wasn't expecting
to hear a word from the Lord while he was doing his religious duty.
Gabriel had some good news:
Luke 1:13 NLT "But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for
thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and
thou shalt call his name John."
"Thy prayer has been
heard"--what prayer! Zechariah hadn't done any praying for a child
in years. He'd forgotten about the prayer, but God hadn't. In his perfect
timing, God answered a young man's prayer when he was too old to believe
anymore and gave his wife a son, when she was too old to conceive anymore.
How could a religious man
be surprised to find a word from God in the sanctuary? Why would a priest
doubt that God could answer his stale prayer?
Simple. He'd never experienced
Christmas before. Have you?
Luke 2:11 KJV "For unto you is
born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.