Accept the Unexpected Blessing

By on Dec 7, 2007 in Advent and Christmas | 1 comment

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Today’s reflection was very challenging for me!

Zechariah’s story is so powerful.  I too have questioned the good things that come into my life.  When they come along, my first thought often is of my unworthiness.  I have a hunch that Zechariah hid his feeling of unworthiness behind the bluster of proving why the blessing is impossible. 

Gabriel seems indignant at Zachariah’s playing God this way.  Who is he (Zach) to question God’s power and generosity?  For that matter, who am I to do the same?

In Prepare Your Heart for a Great Christmas we read:

Sometimes, a bit of blind faith is what’s in order. Zechariah had no idea how his blessing would come into being, and so he was convinced that it simply couldn’t be done. Turning dreams into reality is God’s work, though. When we ask God for something, we need to let go of the outcome, and trust that our prayers will be answered in the way that is best for us.

My intention for the day is to receive and be grateful for the blessings that come my way.

1 Comment

  1. Linda Mueller

    December 7, 2007

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    I know this passage is one of your favorites, and you have probably
    thought about it at length.

    Zach’s(;-0) response seems so very human to me! An offense I likely would have committed myself. I continue to work on
    gratitude and holding pessimism at bay.

    Love ya,

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