This incident in the life of Zacharias is, strictly speaking, not a part of the first Christmas story. Even so, his son, to be named John, was the forerunner of the Messiah!
Text: Luke 1, selected verses
Introduction: Zacharias was a priest, married to a woman named Elisabeth, but they had no children. Humanly speaking, there was no way for them to have a child, but God intervened, and gave them the child they so desperately wanted. Although these events took place