New International Version
18 Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.”
19 The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. 20 And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time.”
Whose presence are you standing in? I couldn’t help but ask myself who am I standing with? You see if you are a single person you need to make sure who you marry or who you hang around with. The thought of this is Gabriel knew who he was and where he had been and who was backing him. Do we know the answer to that for ourselves? When you are in the presence of Jesus everyday you can be that confident that He has your back. This family was having a baby to be the fore runner for Jesus. Meaning he would go before. And just because of his age he would not believe. Remember our age our life. Nothing matters if God is saying it. Hang on to what God has told you because He will see you through. Remember be careful who you are running the race with.
Keep your eyes on Jesus the real goal.