* Note to My Readers: Due to the busyness of the next month and a half, I'm making a few minor changes to my schedule of posting. All posts will continue to be made daily and will consist of material that has not appeared before on this blog. However, because my time will be taken up by my final thesis defense for my Master of Church History degree and by a trip to the Holy Land, several of my ongoing series will be on hold until May.

- On Wednesdays, I'll be posting some of my original poems from my college years, and then in May my "Evangeliad" poems will resume.

- On Thursdays, my series on "How to Be Miserable in Your Christian Life" will wrap up by the end of March. That will conclude that series for now; however, if you enjoyed it, please let me know, because I may add more to it at some later point.

- And on Fridays, my "Glimpses of Grace" series will be on hiatus until May. In the meantime, it will be replaced with a serialized, unpublished novella that I wrote back in 2005, "Worth It All." Beginning in the first week of May, "Glimpses of Grace" will return, this time in the Thursday slot, and a newly-composed adventure novel will be posted on Fridays.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Evangeliad (1:68-76)

Then old Zechariah, Spirit-filled, said:
"May our God be blessed, for He has led
His people Israel with greatest care,
And has wrought salvation for those He bears!

Yes, just as He spoke through prophets of old,
He has raised up for us, from David's fold,
The horn of salvation, mighty and true,
From enemies rescuing me and you.

His mercy remains from our fathers' days,
For faithful is He in all of His ways:
Upholding the holy covenants old--
The blessings He spoke, the promises told.

For to Abraham's seed He swore that He
Would a mighty and glorious Savior be,
So that we might serve him all of our days
In justice and peace and unending praise.

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