SOAP verses for the day Luke 1:74-79 "...to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, to enable us to serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness before him in all our days. And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace." Write down one or two observations from the passage. 1. God doesn't want us to live in fear, nor does he want us to serve Him because of fear. 2. Didn't think about Zechariah prophesying his son's preparing the way for Jesus. I knew that Isaiah prophesied this but not that it was here as well. 3. Taking care of myself and my family is as much a ministry to the Lord as anything! How come I've never really thought about that??? Write down one or two applications from the passage. 1. I need to serve the Lord with joy and not out of obligation, because that is what makes Him happy!! 2. What can I do to shine a light in the darkness for those who don't know Jesus?? Share Him by my actions, at least!!!