Light over death

Light over death

More from Zachariah’s prayer about his son John.

Luke 1:76-79 “…you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins…because of the tender mercy of our God to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death,”

[We are born into the devil’s kingdom of darkness, unable to find our way without revelation. We were under the curse of death, living in the land of the dying, walking in fear, stumbling through life, unable to understand, for: “…the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble” (Prov. 4:19). But then you, Lord Jesus, the bright and shining Son, came to open our eyes. You are “The true light that gives light to every man….” (John 1:19).

Now, because you have come, Lord Jesus, “The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day” (Prov. 4:18).

You have given us sight, and we can choose to use it or not. As we walk with you, you give us more and more light every day, for “Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD” (Ps. 89:15). Help us to walk in the light of your gracious and good presence today, Lord, that we may be light carriers to all those around us.

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