Luke 1:67-80

So, we have the joy of a miraculous birth and an awe in what God is doing. However, when Zechariah, filled with the Holy Spirit expresses himself, we are surprised. We sort of expect him to wax lyrical about his own son John, and although he does mention him, his voice praises God for someone far more important than his own son. This prophecy, this psalm of Zechariah reaches out far further and focusses on the salvation that is to come to Israel, through the coming of the Lord Jesus.