The Redeemer’s Visit

from Lynda Lindsey

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited and redeemed His people and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David… Luke 1:68-69

That we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us; to show the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember His holy covenant, the oath that He swore to our father Abraham, to grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days. Luke 1:71-75

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

We think of a visit as a temporary social interaction with friends or acquaintances, a time to exchange news and catch up on each other’s activities before going our way. But in the New Testament a visit means to look upon someone closely with eyes of mercy and favor, finding ways to offer help and comfort, ways to alleviate their misery. God, mindful of us in all our affliction and misery, our “lostness” has visited us from heaven, to bring us salvation and deliverance. Jesus, spoken about from ages past, came to fulfill all God’s promises. 

God’s visitation among us has never been a temporary interaction. God, from the beginning, spoke. God spoke the world into existence; God spoke to men and women throughout Scripture and in these last days, He’s spoken to us through His Son Jesus. Jesus, merciful and mighty. Redeemer and Savior. Jesus, from the lineage of David, deliverer, Prince of Peace, Light of the world. Jesus, the Word made flesh, dwelt among us, full of grace and truth. Jesus, the righteous and sinless One, suffered all things for us, that He might bring us to God.

Jesus looks at us closely. His eyes see all our troubles, struggles and hurts; He yearns to show us mercy and favor. He longs to help and comfort us, to alleviate our misery. Jesus is able; He is willing. But we must ask. Won’t you invite Jesus to visit you, to work His purpose within you? He will change your inner heart and then the outward behavior will follow. Jesus desires to speak peace, wholeness, and wellness into your darkness. Jesus wants to bring you home from your lostness. His mercies are tender; they are new every morning. Taste and see; you’ll find that the Lord is good.