Sunday AMDecember 14, 2008
Luke 1:5-25Tags: Christmas, Jamie Rasmussen, Luke, Sunday AM
There is a very important overriding theme of this passage—it’s one of the primary things going on here that affects many of us today in our walk with God. It is that even very godly men can struggle with doubt. The story is about the priest Zacharias and his wife Elizabeth. The passage says they “were both righteous in the sight of God,” and then it says they “walked blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.” Not that they were perfect, but they would absolutely fit the definition of the most upright, honest, godly person you know! Even so, when an angel appeared to Zacharias to tell him his prayers had been answered, he doubted. It should comfort us that if Zacharias doubted, then doubt may come to us as well. God, however, is bent on restoring those who doubt—back to faith in Him.