Luke 1:67-80: “Blessed be the LORD GOD of Israel, for He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people, and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of David His servant. ’To shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,’ to guide our feet into the way of PEACE.” (quote from Is. 9:2; 59:8)
At the birth of his son, Zechariah begins to prophesy regarding GOD’s great plan of salvation. He not only rejoices at the birth of his son named John the Baptist, but also in the gift that his son points toward, the MESSIAH. GOD has remembered His promise. The MESSIAH is coming and He will lead GOD’s people out of the valley of death and darkness and into PEACE and JOY!
This is the message of Christmas. Through JESUS the MESSIAH sent by GOD, born in a manger on Christmas Day – all who believe will be delivered from darkness into Light and their [Sin] will be washed and cleansed by the blood of The Sacrificial Lamb of GOD! The paths of those who believe will lead to an eternal intimate love relationship with GOD. The LORD’s purpose for creating us will be completed. This is the pathway that leads to ultimate PEACE.
Celebrating with great Joy & Peace . . . the Light of the World has come!