Advent 2018

Day 13. Zechariah’s prophecy

Advent 2018 - Day 13. Zechariah’s prophecy
Thursday 13th December 2018

Luke 1:76-79

76 And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, 77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, 78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven 79 to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”

Zechariah is now inspired by the Holy Spirit to look to the future and to foretell what ministry his new born son will have. He will grow up to be the one who prepares the way for the promised Saviour. His job will be to get people ready by making them aware of their need for forgiveness and then pointing them in the direction of the One who alone can meet that need. A new day is dawning, and when the Saviour comes people will no longer be in darkness. All of us share in John’s calling since we too are to point the way to Jesus; by our lives and our witness we are to prepare the way for the people we know to find the Saviour.

Thank you that the light has come to us from heaven like the rising sun; as sure and as steadily. Guide my feet, LORD, I pray, into the path of peace. Today I pray that my life will reflect the Jesus-light to those living in darkness because you want those who live in the shadow of death to be led out into the path of peace.


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