Crumbs
October 30, 2020
26. Forth Week in Advent - Thursday
Birth of John
          The dayspring from on high has visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.   Luke 1:78-79
          And Elizabeth brought forth a son. And she rejoiced greatly, and her neighbours and her cousins rejoiced with her. On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child and meant to call him Zacharias, after his father. But his mother exclaimed: "Not so; but he shall be called John." They were filled with wonder and called his father. Asking for a writing-tablet, he wrote: "His name is John." And immediately his mouth was opened, and, filled with the Holy Spirit, he prophesied and said: "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for He has visited and redeemed His people, and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David, as He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets which have been since the world began, that we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; to perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember His holy covenant; the oath which He swore to our father Abraham, that He would grant to us, that we, being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him, all the days of our life." And turning to the babe, he said: "And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest; for you shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, to give knowledge of salvation to His people by the remission of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God, whereby the dayspring from on high has visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace." (Luke 1:57-79)
          PRAYER: - Lord Jesus Christ, You are the dayspring from on high; You are the eternal Son of the Father, our Light and Salvation; You have appeared and give light to us who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and have guided our feet into the way of eternal peace. In You, Lord Jesus, is our salvation, the forgiveness of all our sins. What tender mercy of our God! You, our God, have truly kept Your Word, You have raised up a horn of salvation for us, which is Jesus Christ, our Lord, the Son of David; through Him You have saved and delivered us out of the hands of all our enemies, that now we are Your own and may serve You with joyful, childlike hearts all the days of our life, until You shall take us home. Praise and glory be to You O God of mercy! Grant that I may always keep Your Word through which You impart to me all Your salvation, divine power to firmly believe what Your Word teaches me regarding this salvation. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
October 30, 2020