The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shined.
As December rolls around the corner in a few days, I will focus a few of the blogs on light, specifically on Jesus’ coming to earth for us! That will conclude November’s theme of light in the most edifying way.
In Isaiah 9 verse 2, we read here the true spiritual state of those who don’t know the light of Jesus. In fact, each one of us walked in darkness and under the power of sin before Christ shone His light into our hearts and minds.
Many walk in darkness in need of The Light. We need to share the redeeming gospel of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Others do not know or care about their spiritual state. They are not searching for a better way. They care not about their eternal destination.
The gospel needs to be shared, so souls will experience being exposed to the light of Jesus Christ. Perhaps the light will penetrate. Perhaps not.
Christ preached all throughout the New Testament, shining the light of His Word into hearts that would receive and believe His glorious Word. Many saw with understanding the light of life. Their eyes now opened to the truth. How rich is the condition of those who have seen the light with their eyes?
It is only by the Spirit of the Living God eyes can see Christ’s light and saving grace.
We pray for those we know, love and care about who remain in the land of deep darkness. This is the land of misery, despair, and heartache. Death is the ultimate destiny of those who steadfastly refuse the light.
There is hope as long as we are alive to share the gospel with others. We pray for their salvation and in gratitude for ours. Let it be we continue in prayer that Christ’s light remains in us to light our way and that of others.
Thankfulness for the magnitude of the gift of light and life shall fill our souls and rebound to others. As long as we have breath, let us praise the Lord and share His light.
The last line in Isaiah 9:2 states… “on them has light shined.”
It is God’s grace alone that shines the flashlight of His light into our desperate souls.
But we are called to share the gospel to the ends of the earth. (Matthew 28:16-20)
This is the great commission. None of us can embark upon sharing the light of Christ without His light in our own souls leading the way.
In the Prophet, Isaiah’s time, great darkness filled the land of Israel. Foreign enemies would destroy Israel. They would live in captivity for 70 years. After a time of purification and punishment, a remnant will return to Israel.
Isaiah’s prophecy in Isaiah 9 tells of the future, when God would dispel the darkness and send a child to save us from our sin.
Christ will transform night into day as a little child leads us.
In Isaiah 9:6, that prophecy is further explained.
“For to us a child is born,
to us, a son is given,
and the government will be on his
And he will be called
Prince of Peace.”
LET US GIVE THANKS FOR THE LIGHT OF LIFE TODAY.