The Rising Sun: Luke 1:78-79

78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven 79  to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.

LUKE 1:78-79 (NIV)

In Luke, Zachariah prophesied about his son John the Baptist and Jesus “The Rising Sun.” In different versions of the Bible, Jesus is called the “Sun of Righteousness,” “Heaven’s Dawn,” and “Dayspring from on High” all terms to describe the light that Jesus brings into the world. God, in His great and tender mercy, gives us Jesus. He is the light shining on those in darkness, a guide to our feet showing us which way to go, and illuminating our path to peace. Jesus leads us to spiritual peace here and eternal peace in Heaven.

When you are surrounded by confusion and unrest where do you go for peace? Jesus, “The Rising Sun,” is waiting for your call.

Prayer: Our tender and merciful Father, we thank you for the gift of light, Your Son, “The Rising Sun,” Jesus. He shines, light into our dark places, and leads us through the shadow of death, guiding our feet on the path of peace. Like the agave, and impatiens flowers highlight and brighten a pathway, teach us to brighten our surroundings by shining Your light, highlighting the path toward peace. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen

* A special thank you to Tangie Wood, Christian Blogger, for nominating me for The Original Outstanding Blogger Award β€” MRS. T’S CORNER. Please check out her site, her posts are thoughtful, loving, and encouraging.  

14 thoughts on “The Rising Sun: Luke 1:78-79

    1. Hi Manu, The Word is full of so much comfort and love. Jesus is our guiding light, strength, and peace. We are blessed! Have a beautiful and peace-filled weekend! 🌺🌼🌟

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    1. Hi Fran, Thanks, glad you enjoyed the post. Flowers bring me joy, and His Word gives me peace. It is always good to hear from you! 🌺🌼🌸


    1. Hi Tina, The light and peace of Jesus brighten and directs our paths. Glad you feel His peace. It is always good to hear from you! Have a peace-filled and blessed weekend! 🌼🌺🌞

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  1. I’m thankful the Lord guides us on the path of peace. Even when we have to make decisions He will lead us by giving us His peace.

    The agave has an unusual look. Is it the same plant the agave sweetener comes from?

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    1. Hi Dawn, I agree the Lord’s peace helps us in difficult times and guides us on His path to peace. The agave plant here is one species of a large group of agave plants. The blue agave is the one that gives us tequila and sweetener. May God’s peace surround you! 🌺🌼😊

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    1. Hi Tangie, Thank you! As you can probably tell I am a gardener with a love for plants, nature, and scripture. Have a blessed weekend! 🌺🌼


  2. With out Jesus how could you truly forgive ? My name is Charles Dodson and yes you can pray for me ,I believe there is power in prayer and it’s having conversations with our God Jehovah in Jesus name. I like what I have read so far Thanks very much ! God be with you always in Jesus name amen.

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