14 December 2015

Do not be afraid to believe by Nathan Jukes

Christmas is coming soon, only a few more weeks until Christmas day. This year Christmas turns 130 years old, But it really did start when Jesus was born. For people before Jesus was born, they didn’t know about Christmas until the angel told them or someone told them about it. Now we know about Christmas because Jesus was born. If Jesus had not born we would not have someone to save us, no one would of died for us, because of that little baby coming into the world at Christmas we have been saved. God wanted some people to know what was happen, so he send an angel to tell them. The angel first appeared to Zachariah here’s what he had to say to him.

Then an angel of the lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. When Zachariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid Zachariah; your prayed has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you an son, and you are to call him John.  He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born.  He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God.  And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.” The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time.” Luke 1:11-20 NIV

When Zachariah saw the Angel he was afraid so the angel said do not be afraid Zachariah. He then told him your wife will have a son and you will call him John. He was going to be a man like Elijah to make the people prepared for the lord. Zachariah did not believe the angel because he was old and his wife Elizabeth was long pass child bearing.  He found it hard to believe what the angel said, I think anyone would find it hard to believe that. Because Zachariah didn’t believe the angel he was not able to speak until John was born.  Would you have believe the angel? I think we would all find it hard to believe it. I would have been afraid too, I do know I know that nothing is impossible with God.  Zachariah should have be believe, but he didn’t. We can take away from is don’t be afraid to believe.