Mary had a cousin named Elizabeth.
Elizabeth was married to a man named Zecharias.
Elizabeth and Zecharias always wanted children.
They never had them and they were very old.
Zecharias had been praying for them for a long time.
One day, he was in the temple.
The angel Gabriel came to him and said, "Do not be afraid.
Your prayers have been heard. You will have a son and you will name him John."
Zacharias didn't believe him.
He said, "How can this be? My wife and I are old people!"
Gabriel answered him," I am Gabriel, I was sent here by God to give you this good news. Since you don't believe me, you wont be able to speak until all of these things I said are finished."
Zecharias could not speak.
He left the temple and went home.
For months he had to write down everything he wanted to say.
His wife had a baby.
She asked her husband what the name of their son would be.
Zecharias wrote down on a piece of paper, "His name is John."
Instantly he could speak again.
He praised God.
He said, "Blessed be God."
Can you imagine that?
Would you have believed Gabriel?
Would you question what Gabriel said?
Why did Gabriel do what he did to Zecharias?
Was Zecharias wrong?
Write to me and tell me what you think, BUT, ask your parents first.
Let's say a prayer:
Thank you so much for sending the angels.
Please help me to always do a good job no matter
what I am doing. If it's in school or sports or cleaning my room.
Please help me to know that everything I do,
I am doing for You.
This I ask through Christ Our Lord
story can be found in
Luke1:7-23, 1: 57-68,
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