Advent challenge day 2

Well a little trip to the hospital meant that day 2 was delayed or maybe not….:

2nd stop: Temple, Jerusalem, 2–1 BC

‘But the angel said to him, “Don’t be afraid, Zechariah! God has heard your prayer, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son. You are to name him John.’ Luke 1.13

It was a big year for Zechariah. He’d been chosen to be the High Priest – the very person to enter the holiest place in the temple to meet with God. There he received a big surprise: he was told he would have a son, something he thought impossible! Sometimes God can surprise us. Your challenge today is to embrace the unexpected.

I couldn’t believe my eyes! A trip to the hospital was unexpected for us but not for God! He knew it would happen! Then He provided me opportunity to accomplish my challenge for the day (pay3 compliments to people) in the form of the church Christmas meal!

A whole lot of food, impromptu carolling and a game of taskmaster later, I had done it! Nothing takes God by surprise!