Today’s scripture is a prophesy from Zechariah who was celebrating all that God was doing and will do as it concerns the Messiah. He was John the Baptist’s father. The Lord’s coming or visitation is to redeem his people and bring salvation from the house of David. Zechariah mentions the long tradition of the Prophets of old and connecting that to the fulfillment.
It also meant making a difference here on earth. Saved from the enemies and haters, show mercy that was promised and fulfilling the covenant. In this salvation might serve him without fear and in holiness and righteousness for all our days.
Jesus is that salvation, and Zechariah’s son John will join that prophetic tradition going before the Lord, preparing the way, and giving knowledge of salvation and forgiveness. John’s birth was also a miraculous and he was in the tradition of the Prophets before him and also the last of his kind. Telling the prophecies of old and pointing the people to the fulfillment of those prophecies in Jesus.
What we can be sure of is that God keeps his promises. He loves us and saves us. We should serve him because of his great mercy. Also, we are connected to all those who have been looking for his coming and experience his salvation.