Reading and Prayer: December 4

December 4: Luke 1:18-20

Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.” The angel answered, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the December this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their proper time.” 

Prayer: Dear God, thank you for the opportunity to be of service to you, and to make a difference in the lives of those around us, no matter our age. None of us are past the age when we can be of help and encouragement to another. May each of us follow in the footsteps of Zechariah, and overcome our misgivings and the limitations of age, to be of service to you. Amen.