Monday, 23rd December

Luke 1:57–66


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





Do I listen for the small voice that tells me what
to do?



Am I always ready to break from the old patterns?