In the birth of John and in the birth of Jesus the Messiah we see the grace of God breaking forth into a world broken by sin and death and without hope. John’s miraculous birth shows the mercy and favor of God in preparing his people for the coming of their Lord and Savior, the Christ. When God acts to save us he graciously fills us with his Holy Spirit and makes our faith "alive" to his promises. Let us make our lives an offering to God, along with our families, and all that we possess. God wants to fill us with His glory all the days of our lives, from birth through death.
Prayer: Let us give God thanks for His mercy and favor towards us. Amen.