Lately, we’ve been reading Luke chapter 1 (okay—long chapter!) as a family. Here’s a thought about that!
#1. Funny comment – When Zecharaiah was made mute by the angel because he did not believe Gabriel’s words, my daughter, Eden said, he had a mutiny.
#2. A fun way I found to talk about the chapter is to compare and contrast the Announcement to Zechariah with the Announcement to Mary.
- they are both visited by angels
- they are both surprised and scared
- they will both have sons (with first names beginning with “J”
- they both have questions
- they have a different way of asking about their announcements, “How can I be sure?” vs. “How will this be…?”
- one boy will be a prophet, the other will be king and savior
- one announcement was in the temple, the other in a peasant home
If you are sharing family worship with your family and want a great place to read, I recommend Luke. “Dr. Luke,” as we call him, is a very good story teller who loves people. Pay attention together to details.
If you’re not presently experiencing the joys of family worship/bible conversations, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a natural time to begin.