We Need Christmas: Zechariah
Passage: Luke 1:66-75
Zechariah got pulled into the unfolding plan in a most mysterious way and adds an insight into God’s work (the Benedictus). He is filled with the Holy Spirit (67) and gives tremendous insight on these events. God’s visit of His Son is a gracious act of redemption from our enemies (the world, the flesh activated by sin and the devil) so that we would be freed up to worship Him. Without Christmas we would be trapped and controlled by our enemies, not least sin! Being delivered, the goal is that we would serve God without fear.