He promised to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant. This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham: to set us free from the hand of our enemies, free to worship him without fear, holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.
You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way, to give his people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins. In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace."
We celebrate Jesus’ birth tomorrow. He will come to us to set us free. He will emphasize salvation by forgiveness of sins. Who will we set free tomorrow by forgiveness? Who will set us free?
On Christmas the best gift we give is to forgive. The best gift we receive is forgiveness. Christmas also is about family and shared love. So tomorrow, let’s give, receive, and share.
Jesus guides our feet into the way of peace and out of the shadow of death cause by hard feelings and resentment.
Deacon David Pierce