When [Zechariah] came out, he was unable to speak to them. —Luke 1:22
While Zechariah encountered an angel in the temple, Elizabeth was at home, waiting for her husband to finish his priestly tour of duty.
When Zechariah returned, Elizabeth likely knew nothing that had gone on. But now she had a husband who couldn’t speak. Somehow he figured out how to explain that he saw an angel and that she—who was past childbearing years— would have a son. Talk about important news!
We don’t know what Elizabeth thought about Zechariah’s inability to speak; we don’t know what she said. But it appears that she let God be God—not only in her own life but in God’s dealing with her husband.
There are things God will do or allow to happen in in the lives of those you know and love that you cannot understand or explain. That’s where we have to go back to this basic principle that God is God and we are not. We choose to trust that He will have His way in the lives of those we love.
Make it Personal
Who do you know who is facing disappointment right now? How can you entrust them to God’s sovereign care?