Pastor Ralph Byma
December 15, 2019
A Christmas Contrast
The difference between Zechariah’s and Mary’s reaction to the Angel Gabriel’s message to them.
Zechariah reacted in doubt, asking Gabriel how he and his wife Elizabeth were going to have a child since both of them were very old. He wanted proof. He was putting limits on God and allowing natural circumstances to qualify what was or was not possible with God.
Mary, on the other hand asked her question as to how this would take place as she was a virgin. When Gabriel told her how it would happen, Mary responded that she was the Lord’s servant. She was willing to believe and trust God to work it out….Let it happen as you have said.
How would your life change if you simply said according to Your Word I trust you Lord?