Grayson Crowley (10th Grade)
In these verses in Luke 1, Zechariah is basically explaining the covenant that God made with his people that we have seen throughout the Old Testament. Also in this passage, Zechariah is making the connection between Jesus’ birth to his own son John’s. By making this connection, he begins to realize something remarkable and amazing is about to happen. In these verses, you may think “how does this tie into the story of Christmas?” What Zechariah says in verses 68-69, “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people and raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David”, this is why everyone celebrates Christmas. The good news is that through His birth and His life, we are redeemed and have been forgiven of our sins. So as you go through your Christmas break, be diligent to think about what Christmas really means. Try not to distracted in the break, we shouldn’t be celebrating the break from school, but we should celebrate the reason we have this break—Jesus’ birth, life, death and resurrection.