In Sunday school a few weeks ago we discussed the birth of John the Baptist. According to Luke, when Zacharias is in the temple he is greeted by an angel who promises him that he and Elisabeth will have a child. Zacharias replies:
Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.
The angel responds by making Zacharias dumb ‘until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words’.
There are a few interesting things about this exchange: [Read more…]