United States Conference of Secular institutes


The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Luke 1:57-66,80

“The best-laid plans,” wrote poet Robert Burns, “go oft astray.” God called an old and childless couple out of retirement to begin a pilgrimage of promise. God chose Abraham and Sarah. Sometimes they trusted God, sometimes they didn’t. The nation born of God’s promise was more often faithless than faithful. Even the best kings were sinful. But God never gave up. God is faithful and merciful, quick to forgive us and restore us to fellowship when we trust him. God keeps his promises and works his plan. He invites you to join him, to trust your future to his faithful care.