He [Zechariah] asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s astonishment he wrote, “His name is John.” (Luke 1:63)
The birth of John the Baptist was as about as unique as they come save that of Jesus. John’s parents were childless and beyond childbearing years, much like Abraham and Sarah. John’s father, a priest, held the honor of serving in the holy of holies (the area of the temple that was entered once a year by one priest.) While Zechariah preformed the duties of priest, which included burning incense, an angel of the Lord appeared and told him he and his wife Elizabeth would have a son. In a state of disbelief, Zechariah questioned the angel. The angel in turn caused Zechariah to become mute until the child was born. But John’s uniqueness ended there. He was conceived and birthed just like the rest of us. (Read about Zechariah in Luke chapter 1:5-25.)
Only Jesus Christ is the unique Son of the Living God. His conception, His birth, angels appearing, proclaiming, and singing, shepherds adoring, wise men seeking was awesome, unique, and wondrous. But as amazing as His birth was, it was only the beginning of His uniqueness. No one compares to who He was, is, and shall be. NOTHING!
How about you? What reminds you of Jesus that begins with the letter U?
See you in a twinkling,
Brenda K. Hendricks