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Sweet Surrender

For nothing is impossible with God. (Luke 1:37)

Yesterday, I challenged you to read Luke 1 & 2.  For those of you who were able to dive in and read this portion of Scripture… you might have come across these six dynamic words!  This is a very short verse, but wow they pack a powerful message.  There is nothing that my God and your God cannot do!  Do you believe it?  Well, let’s take a look into the lives of two people who found out exactly what God can do.

The first one we come across is Zechariah.  I know many of you know the story and have heard it just recently, but let’s dive in just a little bit deeper.  Zechariah was a man who observed the Lord’s commandments and he was upright in the sight of the Lord.  He and his wife Elizabeth had no children.  They were both well advanced in years and it was starting to look grim in the child bearing area.  But one day Zechariah was the priest chosen to burn incense in the temple.  He went in to do his duty and was given a surprise.  An angel of the Lord came to visit him.  His initial reaction was fear, but the angel calmed his fears.  Here is the angel’s response:

“Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard.  Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John…” (Luke 1:13)

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