He asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, “His name is John” – Luke 1:63.
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Today's reading, it is a Biblical passage that speaks about the birth of John the Baptist and the song of Zechariah, who is John's father. The main message that we may get from this passage is the several aspects of the Faith and our relationship with God.
One of the key points in this reading is how Elizabeth gives birth to a son. A son that she named John, just as the angel had announced previously. Although Zechariah was surprised upon receiving this news, he was embraced by the Holy Spirit and made a song. A song from which it expresses gratitude to God, for how He accomplished His word for the promises He made to His people. Zechariah also prophesizes how John the Baptist will be playing his part in God's plan.
Fidelity to God and obedience to His will are always rewarded. They always get us nearer to Him and to many blessings. That is the key message of this passage.
Reflection on Luke 1:57-80 by Christobal Alvarez.
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