Thursday, October 1, 2009

Contrast In Belief

This morning in my Bible reading I was in the New Testament in Luke 1. Well I was in John 1, too, but I'm writing more about what I noticed in Luke 1.

What I noticed was the contrast between Zachariah and Mary.

Both are visited by an angel (the same one in fact, Gabriel) who tells each about a future birth of a child.

Zachariah says (The Message) "Do you expect me to believe this?"

Mary says "Yes, I see it all now: 'I'm the Lord's maid, ready to serve. Let it be with me just as you say.'"

Interesting to me is the fact Zachariah was the vocational religious person of the two.

Just found it really interesting.


Lori1955 said...

I guess it just proves that ones position does not determine ones faith.

Bonnie Teachout said...

...or it could prove that women are more spiritually in tune! ;)

It doesn't take a PhD in religion to hear Him. Chronicles says that the Spirit of the Lord goes to and fro through out the earth to find someone whose heart is wholly devoted to Him. Oh, I love that thought!

In Mary, He found one.

Thought-provoking! Thank you...

dave said...

I have good faith and bad faith days. Even Abraham, who left his country in a burst of faith had several famous incidents of little faith.
Maybe Zachariah had a bad day!
Even then, there is a lesson there, thanks for sharing.

Lori1955 said...

missing your posts.