In the time of King Herod, there was a priest named Zachariah. He and his wife were descendants of Aaron. However, they were childless because they both were old, and Elizabeth was not able to conceive.
The birth of Jesus foretold
You will give birth to the savior of the Lord
Zachariah was a serving priest before God. When Zachariah's division was on duty, he was chosen (by lots, or the dice things when you pick a number and roll to see who it is) to go into the temple the Lord and burn incense. After he burned the incense, he began to pray.
Mary visits Elizabeth
Praise the Lord!
When Zachariah was in the temple praying, he saw an angel named Gabriel. The angel told him that Elizabeth will have a son, and you are to name him John. The angel then said that John will prepare the way for the savior of the world. However, Zachariah was doubtful and questioned the angel, "How can I be sure of this?"However, when Zachariah said that, Gabriel got made and took away Zachariah's ability to speak. Then, Elizabeth become pregnant.
John the Baptist is born
His name Is John, wait! I can speak!
When Elizabeth was six months, Gabriel went to Nazareth to tell Mary about her son Jesus. When Gabriel confronted her, she was nervous. But then, Gabriel told Mary that she would give birth to the savior of the world, the messiah. However, Mary wasn't sure because she was a virgin. However, Gabriel said that Holy Spirit would make her pregnant. At first , Mary wasn't sure, but as Gabriel reassured her, Mary believed. The Gabriel left.
Mary went to Judea, where she met Elizabeth and went into Zachariah's home. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb. Then Elizabeth was filled with the holy spirit and praised God. Then Mary spent three months with Elizabeth before returning to her home.
Finally, Elizabeth gives birth to John. When he was going to be circumcised, everyone thought that his name would be Zachariah Instead, Mary said his name should be John. Everyone tried to tell John that his wife wants to name the baby John. However, Zachariah got a tablet and wrote, "His name is John." Then he was able to speak, and the people were in awe