Nestled in the story of Zacharias and Elizabeth and the birth of John the Baptist is this little morsel of wonderful.
"This is the way the Lord has dealt with me in the days when He looked with favor upon me, to take away my disgrace among men." - Luke 1:25 NASB
When Jesus came and gave His inaugural address signaling the start of His ministry, He quoted from what we call Isaiah 61,
"THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME,BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR.HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES,AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND,TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED, TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLE YEAR OF THE LORD." - Luke 4:18-19 NASB
As we move into this Advent Season, let’s be open to the favor of the Lord resting upon us.
Today, He is still in the business of taking away disgrace as He did for Elizabeth so long ago.
The captivity is over. The Lord has come to set all things aright.
Walk in the light during this season of lights.
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