First Week of Advent: Hope
Saturday, December 8, 2012
"Every word I’ve spoken to you will come true on time- God’s time." Luke 1: 20b (The Message)
Zachariah, an older priest; Elizabeth, his barren wife; together they lived honorably before God, careful in keeping to the ways of the commandments. As Zachariah was carrying out his priestly duties in the sanctuary of God, an angel of God appeared near the altar. Zachariah was afraid!
Gabriel: “Don’t be afraid. Your prayer has been heard. Your wife will bear a son! You are to name him John. Many will delight in his birth. He will achieve greatness with God. He will get the people ready for God.”