Saturday, April 30, 2011

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Yea!  Ze last lettter Iz here!!

Zacharias:   

The father of John the Baptist, who didn't believe that he would be a recipient of a miracle. He spent at least nine months not being able to talk because of his disbelief.

When the baby was born, everyone expected him to be named after his father, Zacharias. His mom, Elizabeth, reported that his name would be John. The people grumbled and complained that there was no one in his family by the name of John and that it would only be proper to name him after the father.

The Bible says that the people motioned with their hands and asked Zacharias what the child should be named. He asked for a tablet and wrote the words, "His name is John".  Then he began to praise God.

I love this story.  The only question that I have is why did the people motion with their hands to ask Zacharias their question? The Bible doesn't say he was deaf, it says he was mute.  hmmm

Haven't figured that one out yet.  Any ideas?



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4 comments:

Sheila Siler said...

Maybe it was like when we talk loud because someone is deaf? So they knew he couldn't speak, so they motioned? Interesting question . . .

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Linda, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

Sheila Siler said...

Check out my Friday post - you've won an award!

Rachael said...

Congratulations ;) I think maybe they meant gesturing... :/ interesting blog btw :) x