When Herod was king of Judea, there was a Jewish priest named Zechariah. He was a member of the priestly order of Abijah, and his wife, Elizabeth, was also from the priestly line of Aaron. Zechariah and Elizabeth were righteous in God’s eyes, careful to obey all of the Lord’s commandments and regulations. They had no children because Elizabeth was unable to conceive, and they were both very old. – Luke 1:5-7
I’m wondering if you’ve ever had hopes and dreams that didn’t turn out? A great plan that just never came to be? I hope you can answer “no” to these questions, but my guess is, if you are breathing, you’ll probably answer “yes”. Our circumstances may be different but dwindling hope feels the same doesn’t it?
As I read Luke 1:5-7 I am challenged by Zechariah and Elizabeth’s response to their unfulfilled dreams and likely dwindling hopes. Continue reading “Down But Not Out”