Luke 1:21 The People Waited

Luke 1:21 (KJV)
And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.

The people were waiting on him, so they wished him to hurry. 
Perhaps he had never before stayed so long in the temple This was not his custom, so they were not accustomed to waited upon him. People do get used to things. Being used to something is not the same as being OK with it. A habit is not the same as a quality of character. 

He had good reason to tarry so long
It is certain he had never received such a message as this. We are not used to waiting. If waiting is the price of God’s message, then wait on!

They did wait
Perhaps with indignation. Mostly out of duty. But they did wait. And, in waiting, they saw what they had never seen before. 

Zacharias preached a message without saying a Word. 
I think maybe the best preachers are those who know they can’t speak. 

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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