Luke 1: 57-80 Elizabeth child was going to be named after his dad Zachariah. She spoke up, John he shall be called! Women do not talk where men are standing in those days I suppose. She spoke up for her son, for his destiny – verse 62-64.The relatives had to confirm before they made final an “error” supposedly. They made signs to the father, Zechariah. He requested for a writing material and as he wrote the name John, confirming Elizabeth words, his tongue loosened and he spoke, John! The dumbness of nine months healed, veil of mystery shrouding Zechariah’s service that day at the temple removed. He praised God who had done so wonderful a miracle for him, his family, the nation of Israel and the world we are in today.
Like Zechariah, you and I have been kept quiet by issues and mystery of life. Depending on your perspective, you and I have seen an angel, or is it a demon? Issues have kept you quiet when you ought to have spoken, staring down in place of looking up where the answer lays while destiny is been nurtured within.
Birthing destiny was not that easy for an aged woman like Elizabeth I can imagine. Here is destiny, finally birthed! Hurrah! To be named “strangely” though, thought the relatives!.
Your actions and reactions now that you have been transformed is going to be weighed, put on different scales, scrutinized and probed. Stay true to yourself and God. Be led by the Holy Spirit through the word of God. I say again friends, be led by the word of God or else your John will be called Zechariah. Yes! There must be an overhaul of the old in your life and mine, making room for the new. The Lord is doing a new thing!
You have been transformed! From glory to glory- it is continuous. Therefore, live life with passion for your mission. Daily ignite your passion with the sincere milk of the word of God.
Your transformation will cause an uproar in the camp, either way! Every one will wonder about what has taken place and is taking place in your life. Therefore, stay rooted in the word, lean on God, The Everlasting Father, he will nurture you to maturity and the fulfillment of his plan and purpose for your life.
Don’t ever forget that as a transformed being, you and I are heralds of hope to a lost world. We are carrying the precious gift of the gospel of Salvation, peace and life by grace and faith in the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.