When the father of John-the-Baptist finally believed the word the angel had brought nine months earlier, his tongue got loosed and he was immediately filled with the Holy Spirit. He prophesied to all who came to see his miracle-child that this was not the real miracle. He was just the advance-man sent to prepare the way for the real One who will be visiting from Head-Office in heaven. His guests were astounded to hear that a greater miracle-birth was still on the way. Who could this other person be ?
Zacharias explained that He was the dayspring from on High send to visit mortal men. He would be coming to raise a horn of salvation and perform the tender mercy God had promised in his holy covenant. He would have power to impart salvation through the remission of all sins. His light will dispel every darkness and remove us from the shadow of death by guiding our feet into the way of peace. And deliver us out of the hand of that enemy; so that we may serve God without fear, in holiness and righteousness, all the days of our life.
What Zacharias did not say was that this dayspring would be called Jesus Christ. That He was the one who created spring in the first place. That He would be coming to offer a fresh fountain springing with Eternal Life. In Him is Life; and this Life is the light coming to shine men out of darkness.
So as each day springs forth, worship Him who changes the seasons and not the season itself. Let Him who is the Dayspring from On High dawn daily upon you. Jesus Christ is the true Light who lights every man that comes into the world. Arise and shine for your light has come. Let His glory to be seen upon you. Jesus, your spring is here.
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