What constitutes evidence “the hand of the Lord” is with us?
The births of John the Baptist and Jesus cry out the redemption only available by and through God. The people, Israel, are suffering under the Roman empire and Herod.
Remember, Luke began his gospel with “in the days of King Herod of Judea” (1:5)…but God did not act through Herod. Instead he chose to act through an elderly priest and his barren wife. God was present in the midst of their oppression.
Do you sense the hand of the Lord in your life today? How do you know God’s presence among the vast oppression we call life on earth?