How did you and your spouse first find out the happy news that you were expecting? Your doctor likely played a part in that.
Well, Doctor God told about Zechariah that he was about to be a Dad, before the baby was even a twinkle in his eye. He sent an angel to Zechariah while he was serving in the temple. (Note to self: when we are spending time close to God, he can get our attention.) He even told Zachariah about the baby’s calling and the lifestyle he’d lead. (Luke 1:11-16)
Like some of the rest of us when we are told we are having a baby, Zechariah had doubts.
Zechariah said to the angel, “How can I be sure this will happen? I’m an old man now, and my wife is also well along in years.”(Luke 1:18, NLT)
Then the angel gives his credentials. “I am Gabriel! I stand in the very presence of God. It was he who sent me to bring you this good news! (Luke 1:19, NLT)
And the angel pronounces the punishment for Zechariah’s unbelief.
But now, since you didn’t believe what I said, you will be silent and unable to speak until the child is born. For my words will certainly be fulfilled at the proper time.”(Luke 1:20, NLT)
How is our unbelief interfering in the path God has for us?
Prayer – Dear Heavenly Father, forgive our doubts and help us trust you completely… Amen