Daily Advent Devotion Sunday, December 22

So that we stay up with our readings through Luke, here is the next segment in Luke’s account of the birth of John the Baptist and Jesus. We know why Elizabeth and Zechariah named their son John, this is the name God gave unto him. Do you know why your parents gave you, your name? I’m not sure but I don’t think it was because of the comic strip; Dennis the Menace. That might have fit me later in life but I don’t think that’s what they expected. Yet, maybe God did. I can be a menace at times. Just wondering.

Enjoy today’s reading from Luke.

Luke 1:57-66

57Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. 58Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her.

59On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him Zechariah after his father. 60But his mother said, “No; he is to be called John.” 61They said to her, “None of your relatives has this name.” 62Then they began motioning to his father to find out what name he wanted to give him. 63He asked for a writing tablet and wrote, “His name is John.” And all of them were amazed. 64Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue freed, and he began to speak, praising God. 65Fear came over all their neighbors, and all these things were talked about throughout the entire hill country of Judea. 66All who heard them pondered them and said, “What then will this child become?” For, indeed, the hand of the Lord was with him.

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