In our discussions, we were reminded that the wonderful, lengthy, historical recitation of Zechariah’s prophecy was not something that came off the top of his head, but was rather inspired by the Holy Spirit.
We may have times when we, too, are inspired to say something “holy.” In the course of a conversation, a profound thought may come to us, some information that may be of help to someone. But how often do we hesitate to say the words in the presence of people who may not be familiar with God? How often do we find that our tongues are tied simply because we are afraid of a response such as “What are you, some kind of a Jesus freak?”
People need to hear those holy words that may come from our mouths. People that are hurting, grieving and searching are actually wanting to hear holy words placed in our mouths by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Why should we speak? The words can be helpful to others; they may offer insight to a person’s problem or dilemma, showing God to a hurting world.
Mighty Lord, give us the courage to speak when your Spirit motivates us. May we speak your word to this hurting, searching world. Amen. — LGR