What a happy man! He sees the immediate future. God is moving among His people and everything will soon change. Salvation is coming.
Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people.
He has raised up a horn of salvation for us… to rescue us from the hand of our enemies,
and to enable us to serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
What a happy father! He understands his son’s part in preparing for Jesus’ coming. Forgiveness of sins! Heaven’s mercy and Peace!
And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High;
for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,
to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins,
because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.
And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the desert until he appeared publicly to Israel.