Day 7 - The Actors: Zachariah.
Luke 1:5-6 - In the days of King Herod of
Judea, there was a priest of Abijah’s division
named Zechariah. His wife was from the
daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.
(6) Both were righteous in God’s sight, living
without blame according to all the commands and
requirements of the Lord.
Not only do we celebrate Jesus’s coming at Christmas but also that of His herald, John
the Baptist, six months earlier. A little known but critical role, Zechariah was entrusted
with caring and training of John the Baptist to his destiny. I can’t help but think it’s not an
accident that he was a priest of the Lord. Who better to train the one ‘who would go
before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah’? (Luke 1:17)
As we examine scripture, there are many other actors in the Christmas drama.