The time of waiting for Israel was nearly over. God had promised a savior from the line of David to redeem Israel. The same Savior whose birth we await eagerly. This week we hear the words of Zechariah’s song at worship at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, and 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Followed by the Sunday School Christmas program “Manger Tales” at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday!
Devotions for this week: Zechariah’s Song – December 22, 2019
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Monday, Luke 1:14-38, An Angel Speaks
Tuesday, Luke 2:1-14, The Birth of Jesus
Wednesday, Luke 2:8-20, The Shepherds Visit
Thursday, Matthew 2:1-12, The Magi
Friday, Luke 1:39-56, Mary’s Song
Saturday, Luke 2:21-24, Jesus Circumcised
Go to clergystuff.com/daily-devotions for devotions on the daily readings.
TALK: Consider some of these ideas
“Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke this prophecy: “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them.” (Lue 1:67-68)
Josiah was quite young when he became king of Judah. But God know this young man had the heart to bring the nation back to God.
- Do you know someone who has had a long struggle to have children? What was it like when they finally brought home a child?
- What is your reaction to unexpected good news? Disbelief? Laughter? Challenges? Do you trust in God’s timing?
PRAY: Lord God, the gift of John the Baptist gave his parents joy and his people hope. May their gladness be ours as we anticipate the arrival of our savior Jesus, in whose name we pray, Amen.
BLESS: May your feel the fullness of God’s surprising blessings!