We have a love affair with first. Our beloved Sooner football team will not be first in much of anything this season. Despite good reason many fans live and die by the play of a bunch of 18-22 year olds. Tells you something about life and our emotional investments. What about the emotional investments future parents make of their unborn child? Quite a bit I would contend.
Now imagine that your son was born. You had been unable to speak. And in the first song, your first words, you talked about something other than your son. You talked about some long standing promise. Then after you had extolled the wonders of life in a new way, you noted something about how your son fit into that narrative. If you could get your mind around that, then you may wonder at Zechariah’s words.
What are you thoughts? Let’s talk about it in the comments.