The follower of Jesus has countless reasons to praise him. Two are specifically are that he has (a) visited and (b) redeemed his people. Luke 1:67-79 is Zechariah’s prophecy that he speaks after not being able to talk for about 9 months. Zechariah’s inability to speak was brought on by his unbelief in the message brought to him by the angelic messenger, Gabriel. The message Gabriel brought to Zechariah was that he and his wife, Elizabeth, would miraculously have a child in their old age (Luke 1:8-20). Despite the protests of the neighbors and relatives of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Zechariah insists that the child be named John, (as Gabriel had said he would be). Immediately Zechariah’s mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed and praise to God flowed from it.