Foretelling & birth of John Read: Luke 1: 5-25; 39-45; 57-80.
Who are the two main people, Zechariah and Elizabeth? See verse 6. Both were upright in the sight of God and chosen for a task for God. Even though Zechariah and Elizabeth were old and had quit asking for a child….even though all their friends and neighbors considered them not to have God’s blessing (no child – no blessing)….. God gave this unlikely couple a child. A child named John. John the Baptist is the man who will prepare the way to our Lord. John a person with a purpose and even as he is born he (verse 65) caused a stir and caused people to talk throughout the hills of Judea. One far greater than he is coming!
So, God has a plan and it is unfolding. What is His plan for you? What is He calling you to do this Advent season? Are you listening to His voice? Are you ready for Him to work through your life to accomplish His goal?
Prayer: Take a moment and ponder those questions. Then offer yourself to God and His plan.