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“An Inspired Father”
Seeing the boys be born was an inspiring experience for this father. After the births, Nancy was inspired by being a mother to another boy. (I am not sure she was inspired while giving birth, but later, yes.) 🙂
Zechariah was an old man when his and Elizabeth’s son John was born.
You are invited to read the following verses.
Luke 1:67-80
67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:
68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
because he has come and has redeemed his people.
69 He has raised up a horn of salvation for us
in the house of his servant David
70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),
71 salvation from our enemies
and from the hand of all who hate us—
72 to show mercy to our fathers
and to remember his holy covenant,
73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies,
and to enable us to serve him without fear
75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
76 And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High;
for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,
77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation
through the forgiveness of their sins,
78 because of the tender mercy of our God,
by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
79 to shine on those living in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the path of peace.”
80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he lived in the desert until he appeared publicly to Israel.
Now it could be argued that Zechariah was inspired in two ways.
He was inspired by becoming a father, even at this late age.
He was also inspired by the Lord God as He gave Zechariah this prayer to utter, to perhaps shout.
As believers, we may be inspired by different things. However, we indeed want to be inspired by the Lord God more than anything else.
I pray that indeed He will lead, guide, inspire and direct us through this minefield we live in. Satan has laid many traps, with the Lord’s help we can stay out of them.

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