A Time to Speak

For everything there is a season…
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak…
Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7 ESV
Four-hundred years of silence lay between the time of the Testaments — old and new.
No prophecy.
No Word from God.
Just… silence…
The silence was broken by a man who experienced his own personal silence for nine months. Zechariah.
The one who was spoken to first, by the angel in the temple, received the blessing of breaking God’s silence to Israel.
…Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied…
Luke 1:67
Can you imagine the joy of being the first prophetic voice in four-hundred years? To a community who had been waiting thousands of years for the Messiah?

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people…”
Luke 1:68
God used Zechariah to break the silence and bring a message of hope to His chosen people…

You are not forgotten.
Your are loved.
You will be restored.
Who’s silence can you break? Where can you bring joy? hope? peace? to someone who needs the Good News of His grace?

Consider this Advent Season if you’ve been silent too long. Or if He’s been silent in your life too long.
Find the joy and blessing of allowing God to use you to break His silence in someone’s life.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news,
who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation…
Isaiah 52:7 ESV
Carol Weaver
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