By Pastor Earl Herr
Correspondent 

Thought for the Week

The Infant Witness

 

December 24, 2020

Illustration by John McConahy

Scriptures to Read:

St. Luke 1:5-25

St. Luke 1:26-38

St. Luke 139-56

St. Luke 1:57-66

St. Luke 1:67-80

St. John 1:19-34

St. Luke 2:1-20

Another often overlooked character in the Christmas Story is an infant, but not the Infant Jesus. He is the infant John, who, along with his parents Zachariah and Elizabeth, fills an important role in the Christmas Story. Much of their story is found in St. Luke's Gospel. There is prophecy telling of his coming found in Malachi 3:1 and 4:5-6 and explained by Jesus in St. Matthew 11:7-19.

At the birth of John, his father Zachariah, is able to speak again. H...



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