John’s father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied,
“Bless the Lord God of Israel
because he has come to help and has delivered his people.
He has raised up a mighty savior for us in his servant David’s house,
just as he said through the mouths of his holy prophets long ago.
He has brought salvation from our enemies
and from the power of all those who hate us.
He has shown the mercy promised to our ancestors,
and remembered his holy covenant,
the solemn pledge he made to our ancestor Abraham.
He has granted that we would be rescued
from the power of our enemies
so that we could serve him without fear,
in holiness and righteousness in God’s eyes,
for as long as we live.
You, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way.
You will tell his people how to be saved
through the forgiveness of their sins.
Because of our God’s deep compassion,
the dawn from heaven will break upon us,
to give light to those who are sitting in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
to guide us on the path of peace.” (Luke 1:67-79, CEB)
You, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High and will prepare the way for the Lord!
John came months before Jesus and prepared the people for Jesus’ message of love.
You too are a prophet of the Most High, a herald of the Good News of Jesus Christ and the love of God given to and shared with all people.
Do not shy away from sharing the love you have been given, for that prepares the way for the Lord to be a part of the lives of the people of the world.
Love Out Loud!
Loving People. Loving God.