Horn of Salvation
Did you know that horns are symbols of power and kingship?? During my time of studying, I came across Luke 1:69 where Jesus is called the Horn of Salvation. Digging a little deeper, I found that this means mighty salvation or Savior.
This was spoken prophetically by Zacharias who is the father John the Baptist. Now, Zacharias is the husband of Elizabeth who was the cousin of Mary. She gave birth to John the Baptist 6 months prior to Jesus’s birth. After the birth took place, Zacharias gave a prophecy about John the Baptist and in that he speaks of Jesus as the savior who will save us. He goes one to elaborate on John’s role as a prophet.
Speaking from the Holy Spirit, I’m sure that Zacharias did not fully know what the horn of salvation looked like. But, it had to have been an amazing feeling to be trusted to deliver such a word and then see it unfold. I’m sure it was even more astounding to know that his son would play a significant role in preparing the Savior and his people for salvation.
For anyone who has had an encounter with God, I’m sure you can testify to what it’s like to accept Christ as your savior. For myself it was the most liberating experience I ever had. I’m not speaking of temporary emotional changes. I literally saw the bondage and brokenness of my past begin to fade away allowing my whole nature to be changed. The fact that if I never saw a human being sacrifice for me, I knew that Jesus did and continues to do that and more even when I don’t honor him well.
Him being our horn of salvation is something worth celebrating because his position as our savior is the one thing that helps us walk in his love and all that he has to offer. Today, read Luke 1 and really meditate on what God as our Savior looks like in your life. Consider the times he covered you and protected you from danger or situations that would have sent your life in a completely different direction. His salvation gives us true freedom and that is what we must internalize in order to live lives that truly reflect us accepting God as our Savior!