Zechariah Was No Longer Speechless


Luke 1:67-79


After Zechariah had regained his

Speech, he prophesied in a canticle.

He proclaimed Israel’s deliverance.

The Holy Spirit inspired eloquence.


In an unmetrical hymn, he chanted

About the arrival of the Lord Himself.

John personified the Old Testament

And he heralded the New Testament.


John was the precursor of Jesus Christ.

Zechariah’s canticle described God.

Jesus was to be the Lord and Savior.

He fulfilled all of the old prophecies.


Zechariah’s chant was more than a rant.

He helped us remember God’s covenant.


Patrick McCaskey

Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel and Poems About the Gospel II are books for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake. Poems About the Gospel II is exclusively available from Amazon.


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