Advent, Luke 1: 5-25

It’s Advent, friends!!  What a joyous time of the year!!  There is nothing more exciting than preparing for the coming of our Savior.  Welcoming a new-born babe in a manger, seemingly so small and ordinary, who will grow to become the Savior of the entire world!

During the month of December, I will be celebrating the coming and the birth of our Lord.

Today, I am looking at Luke 1: 5-25, the story of Zechariah in the temple.  Instead of sharing the scripture (which I still encourage you to read!), I am sharing this:

Zechariah was a good man.  He did everything right in the eyes of God.  But still, he doubted.  Wouldn’t you?  I know I would.  I mean, Zechariah was a priest! He knew the story of Abraham and Sarah.  He knew God could do it… but why would He do it now, at this time, for this old man and his wife.  I mean who are they?

Notice that his doubt made Gabriel angry and Zechariah could not speak… and he did not speak until his son was born!  God took his speech but not His blessing… Now that’s a loving Father!

I know I will doubt.  I will worry.  My faith is shaky and I often fail.  God may let me stumble, but He will not let me fall.  He holds me firmly in the palm of His hand.  And that is an amazing place to dwell.

These scriptures are affording me a few days off as I have combined 3 days of readings into one.  I will see you soon!  Enjoy your family and friends and all the richness of God’s blessings!

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7 thoughts on “Advent, Luke 1: 5-25

  1. Thanks for sharing the video clip and your thoughts! We do have an amazing, loving God that reaches out to us with everlasting compassion.
    Because I have looked for pomegranates in the Bible–they were embroidered on the priests’ garment–I was looking carefully at the priest’s robe in this video.

  2. Great thoughts here. Such grace that God meets us where we are and loves to bless us even in our unbelief.
    Thanks for linking up at Essential Fridays. Blessings.
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions

  3. Pingback: Grace Alone… » Blog Archive Thankful Thursday ~ Advent Study » Grace Alone...

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