The Canticle of Zechariah calls our attention to God’s direct intervention in our lives. Tenderly, God comes to us. Compassionately, God embraces us. We have waited through the long weeks of Advent with great expectation and have prepared ourselves to rejoice in the greatest intervention—the coming of Christ, the Light of the World. Zechariah’s voice bursts with poetic praise and gratitude. He reminds us of our own role in proclaiming the Good News to the world. We may walk in darkness, but we are never alone. As the shadow of death surrounds us, we need not be afraid or lose hope. Christmas Day is once a year, but our Lord remains with us, guiding us toward peace in everything we do.
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