A Note to My Readers -
I've decided to remove my Sunday posts from the weekly cycle. Although I hope they've been of benefit to some of you, they are necessarily secondary to my regular work of sermon preparation each week. I've found that having that extra post to write simply added to the burden of my work. For those readers who would still like access to my weekly work in Scriptural exposition, I would ask them to access the podcasts of my sermons (available through a link in the sidebar), since that remains the primary form of my Bible teaching each week.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Evangeliad (1:77-81)

And you, my child, a prophet shall be,
Announcing a holy theophany,
Going before and preparing the way
For he who is coming to love and to save.

Salvation's dawning! Yes, this you'll proclaim:
Forgiveness of sins in God's holy name.
He is our mercy, and in His sweet grace,
God's own compassion shall brighten our ways. 

God cares for us! He appears from on high,
Shining on those who in shadow do lie,
Breaking death's darkness and setting our feet
On pathways that lead us into his peace."

The young prophet grew, Spirit-empowered,
Awaiting the advent of God's chosen hour.
He dwelt in the desert up till the day
When he was sent out to ready the way. 

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