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.
What is “a great light”? It is of course the Saviour, Jesus Christ. The light of Christ brought the promise of deliverance for Israel, just as it can for us.
Are you in the depth of darkness and despair and need a glimmer of light and hope at the end of the tunnel? Maybe you are living in the darkness of divorce or in the shadow of death, or perhaps you have given up seeing any light in a dark family or church situation. Even those who seem to be iving “in the light”, may be living in the deepest darkness of all – they may just be able to put on a “public” persona when needed.
Don’t despair, there is light at the end of the tunnel – just look up and see Jesus! Here’s what Jesus said in John 8:12 (The Message):
I am the world’s Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in the darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in.
When it’s dark things always seem worse, just switch off your electricity for a wee while and you’ll soon see how difficult it is! But the word of God penetrates the darkness of our soul – God can turn the lights back on and lift you from your darkest times. Take the opportunity today to ask God to let the light shine on you again.
The Light Has Come by The New York Staff Band of the Salvation Army contains several of my favourite songs “The Candle of the Lord” and “The Light Has Come” – to me the most powerful words in these songs is the last line of The Light Has Come which states:
The Light HAS come!