Today’s reading is Luke 1:21-25
How long does it take to light incense and candles?
How long do you suppose Zacharias was in the temple talking to the angel?
What do you think Zacharias was doing instead of speaking to the people for them to gather that he had seen a vision?
This article discusses the timing of when Zacharias’ duties were fulfilled and the subsequent event of Elizabeth becoming pregnant. http://www.borntowin.net/articles/the-division-of-abijah/
Why is it considered a terrible thing for a woman to not have children?
Why do you think she qualified her shame from men and not God?
How do you think God views women who are unable to get pregnant?
How do people tend to look at women who do not have natural children?
We have paired today’s reading with Joel Rakes’ song Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
You can download the track by clicking on the title, or visit his website to download all of his Christmas music by visiting his website through the image below.
This daily devotional is simple.
We post a scripture passage to read. We provide a link if you do not have a bible to read it on the web. If you are not fond of the version used, you can easily change to the version or translation you prefer.
We then post questions about the text you just read.
We do not have an answer key for the questions, the answer is found in your relationship with God.
With the scripture, we have a link to an independent Christian music artist and their song. Maybe the song is a cover of a well known worship song, maybe the song is an original, and sometimes the recording isn’t what you would find from a high end studio, but we believe there is something of value in the recording.
However you come about this devotional, we pray that your relationship is strengthened with God and that you grow in grace, love and truth.