When he finally did come out, he couldn’t speak to them. Then they realized from his gestures and his silence that he must have seen a vision in the sanctuary. Luke 1:22
The encounter with Gabriel left Zechariah speechless – literally! His unbelief over the birth of a son soon gave way to belief in the prophecy since he could no longer speak, according to Gabriel’s word.
No one outside the sanctuary knows the reason for his silent reappearance. I’m pretty sure that sticky notes and a Bic pen were not readily available for Zechariah to write down this experience for others to read.
So it came down to gestures and guessing.
How hard can that be?
Why not try it today! Gesture to your family that you’ve seen an angel and your going to have a son and name him John.
Regardless, the only conclusion they drew from his gestures was that he’d had some sort of vision.
What conclusion will others draw from you today?
What will your “gestures” say to those around you?
Will they conclude that you are angry or happy? Maybe they’ll see disappointment or someone that’s encouraged.
How you grab the telephone or type on your computer will give someone an impression of the type of mood you’re in.
Chances are you’ll be able to talk and that’s usually louder than silence.
By the sound of your voice; by the way you answer another, those around you will draw a conclusion about how you’re feeling – whether you’re having a good day or a bad day.
So think about what you say, how you say it, and your actions today.
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Col 3:17
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matt 5:16