Zechariah’s encounter with God in the temple was probably more life-changing than fathering a child in his old age. Pressures of the everyday workload faded when he met God.
God wants to spend time with you today.
When no one else appreciates us, God still cares
Read the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth from Luke 1:5-25 here.
Work was hard today. I am so tired, I don’t know if I’ll ever get rested. I want a job like Zechariah’s where you only work two weeks a year. The NIV Study Bible says that each priest was responsible for a week’s service at the temple every six months. Sounds great anyway. But I am sure Zechariah worked year-round, just in a less prominent area.
Zechariah became a father and his wife Elizabeth became a mother in their old age. But I wonder if the encounter with God in the temple was even more life-changing for Zechariah than fathering a child in his old age.
Sometimes we go through life in daily routine jobs and we aren’t really appreciated. No one notices the good that we do. No one cares. Our husbands and children may not seem to appreciate what we do for them either. But God takes notice.
God took notice of Zechariah and Elizabeth. The pressures of the everyday workload faded as Zechariah met God face to face.
Have you met God face to face today? He is waiting for you. He wants to speak to you through his Word. He wants you to share your heart with him in prayer. Can you squeeze in about 15 minutes after the kids are in bed to read the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth here? Ask God to show you something special in this story for your situation.
Scripture taken from New International Version unless otherwise noted