Lessons for the lead-in to Christmas
“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has come to His people and redeemed them …” (Luke 1.68)
Luke begins his account of the life and ministry of Jesus with an extended narrative leading up to His birth. The ‘prequel’ to the birth of Jesus is Luke’s record of an elderly couple, Zechariah and Elizabeth, with whom the Lord has remarkable dealings.
The threads of their story are carefully woven into the narrative of the birth of the Lord Jesus Himself and provide important lessons for ourselves, which we’ll consider over the weeks of Advent.