Zechariah doubted this miracle and the angel struck him mute.

 

But when the baby was born, Zechariah spoke his first words in months.

 

They were a song….

 

The Ah-ha Moment
Sometimes, as with Zechariah, God needs us to be silent. We learn more from our silence than when we speak so much or so loudly we can’t hear or understand what it is God is trying to say and do in our lives. Zechariah’s song reveals the nature of things he learned during his nine months of silence.

 

There’s a fabulous life-lesson in Deborah’s song as well. “Take captive your captives.”[viii]

 

Centuries later, Paul the Apostle would give a similar line. “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ”[ix] and “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.[x]

 

The result? We become more than conquerors[xi].

 

March on, my soul; be strong![xii]

 


Please also see:
Sing a Song, Part One: Peace to Men on Whom His Favor Rests
Sing a Song, Part Two: Our Exodus Experience

Award-winning national speaker Eva Marie Everson is a graduate of ATS. Her most sought after conference topic is “Arise, My Soul, Arise” in which she explores the songs of the Bible. She can be contacted for comments or for speaking engagement bookings at www.evamarieeverson.com.