Zechariah said, "Praise be to the Lord, God of Israel, because He has come and has redeemed His people. He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David, as He said through his holy prophets long ago."
Jesus is that prophet like Moses. He has come and taught us God's truth. He has taught us with His words recorded in the Gospels. He has taught us with His example, through the deeds He has done. He is teaching us through His abiding presence in us and through the Spirit He has given us. But He teaches us most effectively when we put into practice what He has said.
I thank you, Holy Father, that you keep your promises. I know I don't have to worry that you will keep your word to me; your love, character, and kindness guarantee that you will. So please help me be more faithful to you as I seek to honor my commitments and pledges to you. I know this is important to you not only because I need to learn obedience, but I also need to develop a character more consistent with your own. Thank you for hearing my heart. In Jesus' name I pray,
“Mary said, "My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.... The Mighty One has done great things for me