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“Do not be afraid, Zechariah. Your prayer has been heard.”

A thought by Various Authors (2010-02-23) from the Holy Bible (NIrV) for Adults (Kindle Locations 66388-66389). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)

I am reading through the accounts in the New Testament of the Bible of the birth of Jesus and I came across this line in the first chapter of Luke.And I found this line a little interesting.Now I do know the story but I still find this fact interesting.
Now Zechariah is an older priest and an angel comes to him and said this statement.Of course I probably would be afraid if I saw an angel but excited that God had heard my prayer and was going to answer it.It seems that Zechariah had been praying since he was young for a child and now the angel says it is going to happen and he is afraid.
I know it was something he really wanted but with it not happening and he and his wife getting older he may have been praying just because he had always done it.He had gotten to the place that he was sure that…

“Where is the child who has been born to be king of the Jews?”

A thought by Various Authors (2010-02-23) from the Holy Bible (NIrV) for Adults (Kindle Location 63105). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)

Here is the context of this question.It is found in Matthew 2:1-4 (NIrV).It says, “After Jesus’ birth, Wise Men from the east came to Jerusalem. They asked, ‘Where is the child who has been born to be king of the Jews? When we were in the east, we saw his star. Now we have come to worship him.’”
These guys were from a different country and through their search they had read that a child was going to be born who was going to make a major difference.Through an unbelievable experience they had found out that it was now happening so they had come to find him.They had made it this far but they still didn’t know where he was so they came to King Herold to ask him.But he was the wrong person to ask.
Where do you go for answers to your important questions?Do you just sit down in a quiet place and think on yo…

“This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.”

A thought by Various Authors (2010-02-23) from the Holy Bible (NIrV) for Adults (Kindle Locations 63089-63090). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)

Have you ever wondered about something and you didn’t know where to turn to find the answer?I had heard someone say that going to college is not to know all the answers but where to find them.So because of that fact I thought I would take a few days leading up to Christmas and read a book that tells about the person of Christmas.And that person is Jesus Christ and the book is the first book in the New Testament of the Bible.And it is written by a man who personally knew and followed Jesus.His name was Matthew.
Now of the first four books on the life of Christ in the New Testament two of them tell of His birth but this thought comes from the book by Matthew in chapter 1 and verse 18.  It is a very interesting and in some ways unbelievable story.If you have never read the story and you would lik…