The angel of the Lord apeared to him. When he saw him he was startled and gripped with fear. But the angel said, "do not be afraid zachariah, your prayer has been heard, elizabeth will bear you are, and you are to call him John. "How can i be sure of this?"
John the baptist is born
You won't be able to speak until this happens, for you have doubted me. when Zachariah got out of the temple to the people waiting for him, he could not speak. They realized he had seen a vision.
The writing tablet
Mary entered Zachariah's home. When Elizabeth heard the greeting , the baby leaped in her womb: in a loud voice she exclaimed, " blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you bear! as soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears the baby in my womb leaped with joy."
All: What is his name going to be?
When it was time for Elizabeth to give birth, she gave birth to her son. They were going to name him after his father but Elizabeth spoke up and said, "no! he is going to be named John"
They all made signs to the father to know what he wanted to name the baby. He asked for a writing tablet and to everyone's astonishment he wrote, "his name is John" immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue set free, and he began to speak, praising God.
His name is John
And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.