DAY ELEVEN of ADVENT

Humility is hard to come by these days.  We all want to take credit for the good things that happen in our lives – our hard work deserves a raise in our pay; or I am the one who made the company successful…We tend to forget that if it were not for God’s blessings, we would not be who we are in the first place.  Giving God the glory and the credit is difficult.

In Luke 1:5-17, Zechariah and Elizabeth had tried for years to have a child.  But, on this special day, it is Zechariah’s turn to enter the Temple.  The people wait outside praying as he enters.  The angel Gabriel appears to Zechariah and tells him that Elizabeth will have a son.  Zechariah doesn’t believe him and wants proof that this will happen.  Because of his non-believe, the angel mutes him – Zechariah is unable to speak.

There could be a lot of reasons as to why the angel mutes Zechariah.  However, I tend to believe that poor Zechariah just could not wrap his head around what God could actually do – Therefore, the angel proves to Zechariah that God can make him mute.  I can’t help but to think this is the sign that he receives.  But, I think the same is with us.  Our minds cannot fathom and grasp what God can do – through us, in us, and with us!  It’s easier for us to take the credit.  It’s difficult to take a step back and give God thanks and praise for the blessings we have been given.  Here is the thing…God can do so much more than we can ever dream of doing.  Let God dream your dreams!  The impossible is possible! Believing that God can do the impossible could be the first step in preparing for the coming of our Lord Jesus!

About pastorterrihttps://pastorterri.wordpress.comI serve as the pastor at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Augusta, GA.

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