December 13

Advent Devotional: Tuesday, December 13

Keith Stillwell

Third Week of Advent: Joy
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Good News?

When the angel announced to Zachariah that he and Elizabeth would have their first son in their old age, he said, “You will have much joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the  Lord...He will turn many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God” (Luke 1:14-16, NRSV).  The angel presented the news of John’s coming birth as good news and Zachariah and Elizabeth received the news with joy.