“Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and redeemed his people. He has sent us a mighty Savior from the royal line of his servant David, just as he promised through his holy prophets long ago. Now we will be saved from our enemies and from all who hate us. Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.” (Luke 1:68-71, 78, 79 NLT)
The above words were spoken by Zechariah just after his son, John the Baptist, was born. John’s purpose was to prepare the way for Christ. Zechariah knew this, and as he is speaking about his son, he says these words about Jesus. Jesus is God’s solution to the problem of sin and eternal separation. He is coming to redeem all mankind from the hands of satan. To take back what is rightfully His. To put us back into a right relationship with God.
As Christmas Day quickly approaches, amidst the hustle and bustle, I pray that you are able to take time to be still, and prepare room in your heart for the Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Redeemer.