The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness
There was a priest, who was a son of Abia.
The priest’s name was Zechariah.
His wife’s name was Elisabeth, a daughter of Aaron
For several years, she was barren.
Their years to have children had thicken.
Their years to have children were stricken.
One day while praying and burning incense to the Lord.
Zechariah had a prayer that wasn’t ignored.
There was one moment in the temple that was quite frightening and intense.
An angel of the Lord appeared unto Zechariah, on the right side of the altar of incense.
As Gabriel the angel of Lord did appear, Zechariah was troubled and upon him fell fear.
“Fear not Zechariah for your prayer has been heard.”
“Your wife shall bare thee a son and thou shall call him John,” the angel conferred.
It was God’s design that John wouldn’t drink strong drink neither mingle with wine.
And before John would be buried in his tomb. He would be filled with the Holy Spirit from his mother’s womb.
A few other things, Gabriel told Zechariah, “For your son will go before the Lord in the spirit and power of Elijah.”
But Zechariah had unbelief and because of his doubt.
God made him dumb, he couldn’t speak neither shout.
Elisabeth’s cousin Mary had come and many days she did abide.
They both were pregnant and filled with joy and both wept and cried.
As soon as Elisabeth heard Mary’s joyful salutation, Elisabeth’s baby leaped in her womb for the good news of Salvation.
They were then overshadowed by the Heavenly Host.
Both Elisabeth and her baby were filled with the Holy Ghost.
After John was born, Zechariah finally got relief.
He was no longer dumb, due to his unbelief.
John grew up as a wise teacher.
He became a Baptist; he became a preacher.
He preached on the Baptism of the remission of transgressions.
Baptizing all who made their confessions.
When asked if he was the Christ, he did deny.
When asked if he was the Christ, he did not lie.
However, he did say and did express.
That he was the voice of one crying in the wilderness.
(Inspired from the Book of Luke Chapter 1)
Copyright © Jacob Hawkins | Year Posted 2019
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