Saturday, December 4

Luke 1:68-79
“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has looked favorably on His people and redeemed them. He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of His servant David, as he spoke through the mouth of His holy prophets from of old…”

I don’t think I ever gave enough credit to Zachariah’s story-- this is an important beginning to Jesus’s story. His first words after being speechless were to prophesy the coming of a savior who would redeem his people, and his son John would prepare the way.
Even with all his troubles, he was still able to praise God and know what a blessing was coming. It’s a blessing we need to remember this season, and all year.

When our lives are busy this holiday season, let’s try to slow down and think about how much our lives are changed by this prophecy. Christmas is a time for the hope and joy that we need to carry with us all year long. Let’s give to others, be more patient, visit others more. May God bless you today and always.
-Mary Meyer

No Comments