Zechariah #AtoZChallenge

This year my A to Z challenge is about Christmas, a major festival in the Christian Church. Another major festival is Easter, which I wrote about for the A to Z Challenge in 2020.

My A to Z challenge began with Advent and angels one of whom appeared to Zechariah. Zechariah became the father of John the Baptist, who prepared the way for Jesus’ (Yeshua’s) ministry.

This Zechariah is not the same one as the prophet, whose name is given to the penultimate book in the Old Testament. The prophet Zechariah foresaw events which occurred in Jesus’ life. Zechariah 9:9-10 is one example. It predicts the events of Palm Sunday.

The New Testament Zechariah also appeared in my post for the letter Q. I rewrote Zechariah’s story in my own words for my A to Z challenge in 2017. Why not click through to read it there?

A Christmas carol which uses the letter Z is the Zither carol. Zither was my post for my A to Z about musical instruments. The link above to the Zither carol is a karaoke version. To listen to the carol being sung, please click here.

While this year’s A to Z badges by Anjela Curtis honour the late Jeremy Hawkins, I hope that my posts about Christmas honour Jesus Christ, ‘who was and is and is to come’. Revelation 1:4

I hope you have enjoyed looking at the Christmas story with me.

5 thoughts on “Zechariah #AtoZChallenge

  1. Great finish to the challenge! I remember I did read one other post on your blog sometime this month, but I can’t remember which letter, lol. I did think you had a unique theme for the challenge. My favorite thing about Zechariah is when he was not able to talk during the time of Elizabeth’s pregnancy because of his doubt, the part in the story where the people around him at John’s circumcision was asking him what the child would be called. And they were making signs to Zechariah. It makes me chuckle because he couldn’t talk but I think he still could hear. (Luke 1:62). WTG for finishing the challenge!

    betty
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