Laying a Foundation of Peace

We have heard it said, “Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will never hurt us.”  But the Bible teaches us much differently.  Our words can bless or curse, heal or destroy, give life or bring death.  Zachariah uses intentional words of promise to sing over his son, John the Baptist. These words laid a foundation of peace for John’s faith to form and to prepare him to point others to Jesus.