This Sunday, our church remembers the Annunciation to Zachariah, about the birth of 'John the Baptist.' The passage is St.Luke1:5-25.
When angel Gabriel announced the birth, Zechariah can’t believe it. He’s in disbelief, and asks, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.”
Here we see Zachariah, a priest, standing inside the temple of God and disbelieving God's own angel.
Let's ask ourselves, "Aren't we a little like Zechariah at times?" As Christians, we have trouble believing what the Lord is telling us. We don’t trust God as we ought to, and we have to take matters into our own hands. We want to walk our own way. We find the message of God boring and not worthy of much attention. How like Zechariah we are!