Zacharias is an example of how easily we as “believers” can act in unbelief when something God asks of us seems impossible or inconvenient. Zacharias, the priest, came face to face with the angelic messenger of God, and dared to doubt the truth of his message. He was caught in the trappings of his traditions, and failed to see the magnificence of God’s proclamation. As we head into the celebration of Christmas, let us not be unbelieving believers. Rather, with Zacharias, let us recognize that, at its core, Christmas is about God’s faithfulness to keep His promise. He promised to send the “He” of Genesis 3:15, and neither the opposition of His enemies, nor the disobedience of His people could in any way derail God’s faithfulness. In Jesus - the Babe of Bethlehem - we have found the “Sunrise from on high ... who will guide our feet into the way of peace.” Believe it!