When John the Baptist is born, the silent Zechariah speaks and names him as God instructed. This powerful story teaches us that we are known by name even before we are born.

God has a plan, and it includes me. Am I prepared to discern what God has in mind for me today?

O gracious God, your goodness is reflected in the beauty of your plan to save us. May I have the courage of Zechariah and believe in You.