What then is this child going to be?

When John was born, everyone was wondering what he was going to be when he grew up.

Of course, there were special circumstances surrounding John’s birth. But this is still the question on the mind of every new parent today.

What kind of person will my child become?

The answer to this question always depends greatly on the parents.

Of course, we know how John turned out. What a blessing he became to his nation. How instrumental in preparing the hearts of the people to receive Jesus.

But why did God choose Zechariah and Elizabeth to be John’s parents? What have we learned about them so far from Luke’s narrative?

Luke records – Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commandments and regulations blamelessly.

We’re beginning to see why God selected them and why John turned out to be such a powerful person of God.

What else do we know about them?

Zechariah was a priest of God. In fact, he was offering incense as the people were assembled to pray when the angel informed him of John’s coming birth.

They were also a praying couple. The angel announced – your prayer has been heard.

Godly parents! In God’s eyes, every child’s birthright!

1 comment:

  1. they asked, "For the Lord's hand was with him."

    How comforting that must have been - to b able to see that the Lord's hand was with him.

    The pregnancy and then gracious birth was obvious - then the mute father and the speaking after naming him John.

    I'm sure that wasn't all that made peple see that the Lord's hand was with him.

    Our lives should also stand out - to the point that people notice that God is with us. His hand? Maybe, maybe not... but at least his Holy Spirit!