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Length of Days - Search for Freedom

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


LUKE 1: 5 In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. 6 Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. 7 But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old. (NIV)

Luke placed Jesus in history. Some would choose to believe he never lived. But, Luke tells us not only that he did live and walked among us, as proved by the testimony of those who knew him, he also tells us exactly when he lived. Luke also tells us the part faith plays, in that Zechariah and Elizabeth remained “righteous in the sight of God” in spite of their lack of the family they longed for. It does not say that they blamed God. Let us live this day knowing that Jesus Christ lived and that true faith in God does not demand assurances. Faith is a belief in God in spite of what the world hands us. Let us pray:

“Holy father of Jesus Christ we thank you for your son Jesus and your Holy Word that gives account of all that happened in those days. We pray for faith like Zechariah and Elizabeth, that in spite of what happens or what we do not have, your love makes us complete. In the name of the baby Jesus, your Son and our Savior, who was born, and shared our experience, we pray. Amen”
“God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine.”
Copyright 2011 Doris Gaines Rapp, Ph.D.

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