Luke 1:5-25 - There is No Song
As we move past Thanksgiving, the attention quickly moves to Christmas. Black Friday rushes in and the super busy crazy season begins. It is in the midst of this, we are going to take some time for the next few Sundays to step back and celebrate Advent.
Advent is the season in the liturgical calendar where we anticipate the arrival of Christ, both looking back to his first coming and anticipating his second coming. Our theme will be "Songs of the Coming Christ". For this series we will be focusing in on the songs that surround the birth of Jesus in Luke 1 & 2. We begin by looking at Luke 1:5-25 where there is no song.
When there is no song many times it is because we can't or don't sing, and it normally means that there is deep pain we are experiencing. This is exactly the situation as we look and see what is happening with Zechariah and Elizabeth. And yet, in the midst of the pain God is still at work and there is hope.