Some changes are good, others are not. God promised Zechariah that his wife Elizabeth would have a son who would change many things. The angel told Zechariah to call his son John. His birth would bring joy to his parents who had lived with the sadness of not being able to have a son for a long time.
John would be filled with the Holy Spirit and be the first true prophet sent by God in over 400 years. He would call people to walk with God and would help those who were full of themselves to recognize the wisdom of those who follow the Lord.
We need the same kind of changes today. We need joy in our nation, communities and families. We need to listen to the Lord as He speak to us through His Word. Our nation needs to turn back to God. Fathers need to be the spiritual heads of their families and show their children how to live in faith. We need to return to God's Wisdom instead of doing what we think is right, even when it goes against God's will.
John lead the people to repent, to turn from sin and return to God. God promises us in 2 Chronicles 7:14, "Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land." This is the kind of change we need. This change begins with you and me when we repent and walk with God. This is the first step towards the right kind of change we need today.