Today is the first Sunday in Advent. We will be exploring Luke 1 during this Advent season. We are encouraging everyone Luke 1 and meditate on these stories. Today’s lesson is Luke 1:5-25.
In this story, the Angel Gabriel appears to Zechariah. The angel tells Zechariah that he and his wife will bear a child who will be great before the Most High. This child would become John the Baptist, the forerunner to Jesus.
This is a story that reminds us that God equips and empowers us beyond our human limitations. We are also challenged to be silent before God. Pastor Phil is encouraging everyone in our church during this busy season of the year to take 5 minutes each day to be silent and still.