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.