57 When the time came for Elizabeth to have her child, she gave birth to a boy. 58 Her neighbors and relatives celebrated with her because they had heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy. 59 On the eighth day, it came time to circumcise the child. They wanted to name him Zechariah because that was his father’s name. 60 But his mother replied, “No, his name will be John.” 61 They said to her, “None of your relatives have that name.” 62 Then they began gesturing to his father to see what he wanted to call him. 63 After asking for a tablet, he surprised everyone by writing, “His name is John.” 64 At that moment, Zechariah was able to speak again, and he began praising God. 65 All their neighbors were filled with awe, and everyone throughout the Judean highlands talked about what had happened. 66 All who heard about this considered it carefully. They said, “What then will this child be?” Indeed, the Lord’s power was with him. (Luke 1:57-66, CEB)
They wanted to name the child Zechariah after his father and they were confused when Elizabeth said his name would be John. But when Zechariah confirmed John as the name and then began to speak again after not being able to speak since seeing the angel in the inner sanctum of the temple.
That would make me go, what then will this kid be too!
When God has a plan, we will not get in the way.
God’s will will be done through us or in spite of us.
Do you get in the way or let God work through you?
Loving People. Loving God.