When Zechariah doubted the gift of a child by the Angel of the Lord, he was struck mute (Lk. 1:20). But when he acknowledged the birth of his son and named him John, his voice returned (Lk. 1:63-64). Belief in the Lord’s will broke his silence and turned to blessing. If we are to be effective witnesses for the Lord, we must be convicted in our belief in Him.
Loving Father, You sent John to be the forerunner to Jesus Your Son. May we appreciate that we are all blessed and empowered to proclaim the Lord until He returns. Amen.