Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Luke 1:77-79 -- On the Sunrise

"To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."
Luke 1:77-79

This is Zacharias after his son John the Baptist is born, talking about John's mission to go before Christ and prepare the way, and also mentioning Christ's mission.  I love the imagery here of Christ as the dayspring from on high.  It is cool to think of Christ as the sunrise.  It is an image full of hope.  And Christ does do that for us.  He brings light to our darkness, a hope for a new day, and helps us find our way out of our guilt and anxiety to discover the path to peace. :)
Today, let's give thanks for the sunrise, both literally and figuratively, and find joy in the renewed light.  Let's trust God, and hold on to that hope, and the constant promise of a new day.

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