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Zechariah's Benedictus

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Luke 1:67-79
 
Silence, they say, is golden.  Zechariah discovered this truth during the nine months of Elizabeth’s confinement.
 
We need to still our minds if we are to grow in our understanding of the Lord.  Our minds naturally race and are quikly distracted by the here and now, by the immediate demands on us.
 
We can, like Zechariah, respond to God’s call with questions: “How can I find time to pray?  I’m so busy.”  As reasonable as this objection is, why don’t we let our faith persuade our reason and carve out some time and space to be still and to know the presence of the Lord?
 
Allow Him to subdue the scattered thoughts of our minds.  From the silence of Zechariah’s heart came a song of praise; so too from our own minds let a song of praise ring out with hearfelt thanks to our God.
 
Come, Lord Jesus, do not delay; give new courage to your people who trust in your love.  By your coming, raise us to the joy of your kingdom, where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 
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