Sun is Coming… Enjoy today’s Advent devotional from fairmount.liberti.org/advent, located on cardiphonia.org.
67 And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying,
68 “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people
69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David,
70 as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
71 that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us;
72 to show the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant,
73 the oath that he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us
74 that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear,
75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
76 And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High;
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,
77 to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins,
78 because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high
79 to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.”
80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day of his public
appearance to Israel.
The sun is coming. Redemption is near.
The sun is coming. Salvation is near.
The sun is coming. Mercy is near.
The sun is coming. Deliverance is near.
The sun is coming. Remember His covenant.
The sun is coming.
The prophecy of Zechariah joins with all the prophecies of prophets from the past and fixes our
eyes forward. “The sunrise shall visit us from on high.” The horizon is lightening. 400 years of
prophetic silence and darkness end with these words of Zechariah. Proclaim. Pronounce. Prepare.
Serve him without fear. Forgive, repent, be holy.
Prepare the way, child. The Son is coming.
Prayer: The Lord is our light and our salvation—Whom shall we fear? The Lord is the
stronghold of our life—Of whom shall we be afraid? As we long for the light of Jesus, let us lay
aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely. Let us be glad and rejoice in the Lord’s
salvation! Arise, shine, for God’s light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon us.
Nations shall come to this light, and kings to the brightness of this dawn. Hallelujah!