[Zechariah] asked for a writing tablet and wrote, “His name is John.” And all of them were amazed. - Luke 1:63 (NRSV)

One day my daughter-in-law asked me to share my son’s birth story. In her Native American tradition, birth stories carry particular importance. She knew her own birth story and those of their two daughters, but not her husband’s. I realized that I had never told my son this story.


Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to love and trust you even when our situation causes us to question our relationship with you. In the name of Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 1:57-66

Thought for the Day

Even when I struggle to comprehend God’s love and presence, God is still there.

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