Fourth Week of Advent: Monday 23rd December 2019

Daily Word Of God

Luke 1:57-65

The time came for Elizabeth to have her child, and she gave birth to a son; and when her neighbours and relations heard that the Lord had lavished on her his faithful love, they shared her joy.

Now it happened that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; they were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother spoke up. ‘No,’ she said, ‘he is to be called John.’ They said to her, ‘But no one in your family has that name,’ and made signs to his father to find out what he wanted him called.

The father asked for a writing-tablet and wrote, ‘His name is John.’ And they were all astonished. At that instant his power of speech returned and he spoke and praised God.

All their neighbours were filled with awe and the whole affair was talked about throughout the hill country of Judaea.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • The birth of every child is a ‘miracle’. God’s powers, beauty, love and wisdom is manifested each time a child is born.


  • We have often been enraptured by babies, toddlers and children’s sense of awe and wonder with everything they see or do.


  • However, as they grow up, they “forget” that God has created each of us with a dream – for a special purpose. Have you lost this dream too? What do you think is God’s dream for you?