He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. Luke 1:14-17 (NIV)
What proud parents Zechariah and Elizabeth must have been to know the positive impact their child would have on people and a nation. It must have been an honor for them to know that their son would prepare the way for the Lord. Father God, may we see the potential good that others are capable of doing. May we support those we can to step into the roles God has placed before them. Inn Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Passage: Luke 1:5-17