When we consider the Christmas season and the celebration of the birth of the Lord Jesus we often focus on Mary and Joseph, or the Magi and their three gifts, or maybe the lowly shepherds and the heavenly host singing “Glory to God in the highest”— to the exclusion of all else. It seems that if the cast of characters at the birth of Christ don’t rate a place in our Nativity scene or weren’t around on that fateful night in Bethlehem then, we reason, they must not have been very important.
But nothing could be further from the truth. Did you ever hear of a man, a common priest named Zacharias, and his beloved wife, Elizabeth? The Christmas story actually begins with them.
To find out more about these two incredible people, keep listening.
The following is a study on Zacharias and Elizabeth, the parents of John the Baptist.