|His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:|
"Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
because he has come and has redeemed his people.
He has raised up a horn of salvation for us
in the house of his servant David"
Zechariah was not a special guy. We know that he was not a high priest in Jerusalem, so he probably came from a small rural synagogue in Israel. Yet God chose to reveal the coming Savior of mankind to this country rabbi. Zechariah's prophecy (the first words he spoke after an angel made him deaf and dumb) was a sign that God uses ordinary people to glorify His name. Christmas reminds us that God is looking for the Zechariah's of our day to fill them with His Holy Spirit and use them in amazing ways.
Today's commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, Grace NYC
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