When the Speechless Sang – Luke 1:57-80
A famous American scientist once said, “If you want to send an idea, wrap it up in a person.” This is exactly what God did at Bethlehem. He sent unto our lost world the saving truth of His grace, wrapped up in a virgin-born baby . . . a baby who, in manhood, said “I AM the way, the truth and the life.”
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” — 2 Corinthians 5:17(NASB95)
We are beginning an Advent series based on four songs of Christmas found in the Gospel of Luke.
In this passage Luke records the birth and maturation of John, the forerunner or herald of the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ. This passage can be divided into three major portions; FIRST, the account of the birth and naming of John (57-66); SECOND, the prophetic psalm of praise by John’s father, Zachariah (67-79); and THIRD, the brief narrative of John’s growth and place of residence (80). Contained in this prophetic hymn are four great truths that should change your life.