I wrote this just over a year ago but it still feels relevant today
Jesus, may we see your light shining even brighter in these coming days
May all those who are walking in darkness find the hope and salvation that only you can bring.
Help us, your people, to let your light shine in us and through us.
They lived in a time of despair and uncertainty, a people looking for hope and to these people, God makes a promise:
The people who walk in darknesswill see a great light.
For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine. (Isaiah 9.2)
The Jews who first heard this message through Isaiah hundreds of years ago would almost certainly have taken it to be a promise of a military leader who would come and defeat all of their enemies. Their hope was to become a secure and sovereign nation again and they longed for God to make this a reality.
We now know that these words spoke of Jesus who was the Messiah but in an unexpected way, he rescued us all, not from other nations but rather from separation from God.
Jesus came into this world and the people who…
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