Zechariah was a priest who was chosen to go into the temple to burn incense. When he went in, you would have thought that he would be expecting a divine encounter but when he met an angel there he was actually shocked and surprised.
What about us? When we come to worship do we expect to experience God’s presence or are we just going through the motions? Do we want to know that God is with us or is our expectation that he is probably going to feel far away.
I pray that God would give us a greater expectation that we would know and be transformed by his presence.
This is the first in a series of short thoughts for advent to help us to consider the events surrounding the birth of Jesus as we prepare ourselves for Christmas.
I am hoping to publish one each day in December leading up to Christmas day, so check back tomorrow to find out about ‘the God who promises the Impossible’.