WEEKLY DEVOTION – DECEMBER 13, 2020
“Walking in the Light”
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
The promise of God in Isaiah 9 verse 2, is a promise we can claim this year having walked and lived in the most difficult of circumstances. It is a promise that things will change, a promise that the struggle will be over, and a new day is dawning due to the presence of God in history of the people of God. And, so it can be our promise for our current situation as well. What a word of hope and encouragement for people who have struggled and been challenged!
The reason for the declaration of hope is grounded in the promise of a Deliverer. The night season of trial subsides, the darkness will be replaced by the light that shines in the darkness and expels the darkness. So now is the time for rejoicing and joy. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. (6)
This promise of transformation is good news for weary traveler, and this is good news for us on our journeys as well. No matter what we have been through, no matter what we may face now, the news that the Lord is doing a new thing calls us to a state of worship and praise. We are the people walking in darkness, we are the people now seeing a great light, for the Christ child is born and not by human design or humanity’s imperfection, but by the hand of God, and he will be called, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, for the seal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. (6, 7)
Dear Lord, may my heart be filled with joy and rejoicing for your promises fulfilled that I may see the Light. Amen
– Dumas Alexander Harshaw, Jr.