Reading Luke Chapter 1: Today's scripture covers the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth who were very old, but who became the parents of John the Baptist. The chapter then covers Mary's conception and her visit to Elizabeth when both of them were pregnant. John the Baptist was to be the prophet that prepared the world for the coming of Jesus, God's son. How amazing is it that God can work through ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things when we are willing and open to God in our lives! Prayer: God, help us to hear your voice and to know you even more that we may be formed in your way. Amen.