The Father of John the Baptizer was a priest, conscientious and sincere. Yet he found it difficult, as we often do, to accept the inner voice that had promised something so hard to believe.
Such experiences are not as rare as we may think. God comes to people, in amny ways, inspiring them to noble thoughts and deeds. Because we give so little time to earnest reflection, we may be unaware of God's coming. Vain thoughts and clanging noises - even in church - are allowed to drown out God's quiet voice. We need to listen for God speaking through his Word.
Why do we look upon children as gifts of God?
What blessings do children bring into a home?
How can we help parentless children? Childrenless adults?
PRAYER: For the gift of life, for the joys of childhood, for the blessings of family, and for your promised salvation we thank you. -AMEN!