Once when Zechariah’s division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God, he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense. And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside. Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense.

– Luke 1:8-11 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org, Author of Making Sense of the Bible

It is important to note that Zechariah was simply showing up for work when he had an encounter with an angel of the Lord. We often equate spiritual experiences to a particular service or a weekend retreat, but Zechariah’s spiritual moment was during his normal routine. Never underestimate God’s ability to meet us in the daily responsibilities of life.

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