advent day 4 – he has been merciful



He has been merciful. This is what we wait for. This is what we anticipate celebrating.

God has been merciful. God has given salvation–tender mercy and rescue. This is the song of Zechariah. The song of the one who had been silenced. The one now seeing, now believing, now hoping in the mercy of God coming near.

We have been rescued from our enemies so we can serve God without fear.


Has anyone seen it more clearly than the father of the one who would make straight the way, prepare the people, proclaim the Lamb?

This is mercy. This is salvation. To worship God–to serve God–without fear. We wait to celebrate the morning light from heaven breaking upon us; warming us with mercy and love and salvation.


Day Four Reading : Luke1:57-80


How do you respond when you hear that the Lord has shown great mercy to others?


What do you hear in Zechariah’s prophecy?


Prayer—Lord give me ears to hear of your mercy being shown to your children.


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