He asked for a writing tablet,
and to everyone’s astonishment he wrote,
’His name is John.’

Luke 1:63

The forerunner was named so aptly by God as Jehovah is gracious, to the amazement of the neighbours. With their narrow view, the local people would have nodded in agreement, given the parents’ failure to have children. But there was far more behind God’s sovereign choice. It would be fully explained through the coming son of Elizabeth’s cousin.
God gave him the lovely name, Jesus, the one who would save.
What a Saviour!

Daily Reading: 2 Samuel 2