The people were waiting for Zacharias, and were wondering at his delay in the temple. But when he came out, he was unable to speak to them; and they realized that he had seen a vision in the temple; and he kept making signs to them, and remained mute. When the days of his priestly service were ended, he went back home.
Dear Christian Sisters,
If Zacharias had had a voice when he came out of the temple, would the crowd have believed him when he told of the angel?
Would Zacharias had even told them?
So, no cell phone, no texting, and no computer for Zacharias. The only thing he could do was write–and paper and pen were not readily available back then. This would have made his work and his ability to purchase needs for his home difficult to do.
Isn’t the story is so much more powerful because Zacharias could not speak?
Even though Zacharias was inconvenienced by his inability to speak, God got the greater glory!