Today, we looked at the prophetic words of Isaiah that are such familiar words during the Christmas season. We listen as they are quoted from scripture in churches... we hear them in songs on our Christmas albums... we see them in Christmas signs...
Isaiah 9 foretells that a Child would be born, a Son would be given, and He would be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace!
The beginning of this chapter in Isaiah is just as poignant for us this Christmas too.
Isaiah says this:
"The people who walk in darkness will see a great light,
For those who live in a land of deep darkness,
a light will shine..." (Isaiah 9:2)
Here are some things we know about light:
Light exposes the darkness. Light reveals imperfections. Light brings warmth. Light encourages and enables growth. Light guides our paths.
Light brings LIFE!
HE is the light Isaiah was talking about. And these very things are what Jesus did in the earth, and what He continues to do for us!
The presence of Christ in our lives has the power to light our lives... to expose our dark places and reveal our imperfections... to bring warmth and hope that encourages us to grow... to light our way and to bring us life!
This Christmas, as we look to Christ, may we ask Him to work on areas of our lives that need His bright and perfecting Light. May we grow so close to Him that we feel His warmth within us and around us... and that no matter how dark things may be, or how difficult the road ahead of us may seem, we never lose sight of the True Light that reveals, redeems, and restores!