A Child of Love in the Month of Love - 23

By some strange miracle, it was Zachariah’s turn to serve in the Temple. He entered the Holy place. He placed the coals on God’s altar and started to pray. But he really wasn’t expecting any answers, especially not an angel; and surely not an angel bearing the message that his wife was with child. After all, she was old. True, Zachariah loved Elizabeth even though she was barren. But could God love her so much he’d give her son after all these years? “His name will be John,” the angel said. “And you will be silent now, before your God!”

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