The Restored Orchard

Weekly Declaration

Weekly Declaration

As believers, we are God’s children. A child of God will reflect His character. Each week, we focus on one scripture while highlighting a declaration (Who God is) and affirmation (Who we are as believers).

This week’s scripture is:

Because of our God’s merciful compassion, the dawn from on high will visit us to shine on those who live in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Luke 1:78-79


God is illuminating His peace.


I am guided down the path of peace as I follow Jesus Christ.

Zechariah’s prophesy (v 67-89) foretells the coming salvation through Jesus Christ and, his son, John the Baptist’s role as the “forerunner” of Christ. As prophesized, John the Baptist would go on to lead many people to repent from their sins and receive baptism by water. Jesus’ earthly arrival depicted as sunrise is such beautiful imagery. Just thinking about how the sun illuminates all the dark shadows as it rises in the Eastern sky, fills me with joy because that light has been shined on us. We were living in the shadow of sin and death, but our belief in Jesus Christ has brightened our lives for eternity. To know that as we walk through the darkness of this world, we have a light and a guide into a path of God’s peace is comforting to the soul.

A Prayer Starter…

Heavenly Father, As we enter the Advent season, may we never forget the abundance of Your mercy and compassion. When we begin to feel unworthiness creep in, Shine your light into the darkest areas of our souls. Illuminate the good soil and Eliminate the bad soil, so that we may be fruitful forerunners for you, Lord. We ask that you fill us with peace that overflows into whatever environment we encounter… May others know you through the lives we lead each and every day… Amen.

S. Enoch

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