Daily December Devotional — Day 18

Today’s Verses: Luke 1:59-66 On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, but his mother spoke up and said, “No! He is to be called John.” They said to her, “There is no one among your relatives who has that name.” ThenContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 18”

Daily December Devotional — Day 14

Today’s Verses: Luke 1:46-49 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me – holy is hisContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 14”

Daily December Devotional — Day 8

Today’s Verses: Luke 1:34-38 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relativeContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 8”

Daily December Devotional — Day 7

Today’s Verses: Luke 1:29-33 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He willContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 7”

Daily December Devotional — Day 5

Today’s Verses: Luke 1:23-25 When [Zechariah’s] time of service was completed, he returned home. After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. “The Lord has done this for me,” she said. “In these days he has shown me his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.” DuringContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 5”

Daily December Devotional — Day 4

Today’s Verses: Luke 1:18-22 Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.” The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tellContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 4”

Daily December Devotional — Day 3

Today’s Verses: Luke 1:11-17 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to [Zechariah], standing at the right side of the altar of incense. When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth willContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 3”

December Devotional Day 1

Ironically, Christmas is a season in which you could look around at our culture and ask: “What does Jesus have to do with Christmas?” and conclude that the answer is “nothing.” I am not getting pulled into that trap. So, I’m seeking to bathe myself in the story of Jesus’ birth as told in God’sContinue reading “December Devotional Day 1”