It had been 400yrs since anyone had really heard from God. Many had forgotten all about him, yet a faithful couple prayed anyway.

“But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.” Luke 1:13

Look how God works: Zacharias means “the LORD remembers,” and Elisabeth means “the oath of God.” God does hear our prayers, He remembers His promises, and He keeps His Word. He gave a child to these two and specifically named him “God is gracious,” or JOHN. ┬áJohn. Prepared the way for JESUS, who is what His name means “Salvation!”

In the darkest times, God’s grace shines brightest! Do not lose hope. -PB