As a mathematician, inventor, and ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America, Mike Slay brings an analytical, conversational, and even whimsical approach to the daily study of God's Word.
"And fear came on all their neighbors." Why?
Mary's question is better than Zechariah's.
Zechariah and Mary both get good news, but Zechariah doubts Gabriel’s word. Zechariah gets a lesson in how to talk to angels.
She gets the best news ever, but it's not, "You'll have an easy life."
Zechariah and Elizabeth are not without sin.
So Gabriel hits him with the perfect comeback line.
But Zechariah can't handle the good news.
We harvest the fruit of centuries of labor.