Zechariah continues in Luke 1, declaring that Jesus will come, “to guide our feet into the path of peace,” as in this picture leading us ever closer to the light of your love.
How wonderful you are, Lord Jesus, to call us to the path of peace: peace with you, peace with ourselves, peace with others. You, as the King of Peace, have bought this peace with your death and resurrection.
We praise you for this marvelous gift to us, which we must reach out and take by trusting you: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace AS YOU TRUST IN HIM, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Rom 15:13).
And we can trust in you because you are our Sovereign Lord who has redeemed us, saved us, has a plan for our lives and will carry us through with you to the end of history, on into eternity.
Praise you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, that you have made this known to us through the revelation of your written Word, through Jesus, the living Word, and through the Spirit using the convicting Word in our lives.
We could never have known peace without your revealing the way of faith to us–salvation through the forgiveness of sins apart from the law, fully dependent on your finished work.
Praise be to you that we can today walk in peace–peace in our thoughts, will, emotions and relationships–because you, Lord Jesus, are our Prince of Peace, our King of Peace, our Presence of Peace.
Praise you that as we rest in you, accepting your forgiveness, forgiving ourselves and forgiving others, we can be channels of peace to those around us, letting your light of grace and mercy shine out of us. Help us to so brightly shine today that there will be more and more glory for you in our lives!