During this pandemic, a lot has been said about the sovereignty of God. Is God in control? Does He really have a plan? When we look to the Christmas story and all that led up to it, I hope it can be a reminder to us that Jesus was always part of the plan, that our God was in control then and is in control now.
Thank goodness that we only need to activate a mustard seed of faith. Even in this turbulent year, we can walk in calm and peace because Jesus won the victory on the cross.
With all these facts and reference points punctuating the passage, it is very easy to lose yourself in the emotional journey of the story. Zechariah, it says, was “chosen by lot” to burn incense inside the temple of the Lord (verse 9). This shows us that he is a dutiful man that serves tradition