I Know I Need a Savior!
Horn of Salvation
Scripture Reading: Luke 1:67-75
Key Verse: Luke 1:69
He has raised up a horn of salvation for us
in the house of his servant David
Zechariah, John the Baptist’s father, sang a song about Jesus and Zechariah’s newborn son, John. The first part of this song was a praise song for Jesus. Zechariah, filled with the Holy Spirit, could “see” the work of God in both Jesus and John. In Jesus, he could see redemption for God’s people. He referred to Jesus as a “horn of salvation.” Horn always symbolized strength in Old Testament language. To put the word “horn” and “salvation” together was to show Jesus as the One who was prophesied to come with the strength to be a Savior! The New Living Translation simply says: “He has sent us a mighty Savior.”
If you and I would have lived in their day, we would have seen zealots come and go, claiming to have the power and ability to overthrow Roman tyranny and set God’s people free. Zechariah, with the help of the Holy Spirit, knew that this child would be different. Salvation would come that was so complete and powerful it would go far beyond “Roman rule.” This salvation would set people free throughout the remainder of human existence on earth! This Savior would continue from generation to generation, redeeming any and every willing heart! It is no wonder that Zechariah breaks out in song: “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel because He has come and has redeemed his people” (Luke 1:69). If the “Horn of Salvation” has touched your life, praise Him today!
Father, the strength of your salvation has reached even me! I will praise you throughout eternity, all because of Jesus! It’s in His Name I pray, amen.