For Luke’s audience, the presence of war, the destruction of the temple and the daily indignities of living under occupied rule did not feel as if the promises of God had been fulfilled. Yet, Zechariah’s song announces that God is trustworthy, and the promises of God will be fulfilled. That the fulfillment is coming is an invitation to live as if it is already here. From this posture, John is given his vocation: prepare people to live into the fulfilled promise. John is responsible for helping people repent so that they might see the breaking dawn of the promise.
Join us Sunday at 10am MT inside our sanctuary (with masks) or find us online on Facebook for our live-stream worship service. Our New Testament reading is Luke 1:57-80 and you can download our worship details here, which is basically an expanded version of our worship bulletin–helpful for those who live-stream our worship.