Today you should read: Isaiah 9
Ever since the fall of man into sin (Genesis 3) – prophets looked forward to the time the Messiah would come and redeem mankind. They dreamed, and cried, and longed for it. Things were bad for God’s people – because of their sin – but God had a plan.
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. (v.2)
Jesus was the Light!
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12
And she [Mary] will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
And so it happened – Jesus came into the world to be the Light that would rescue mankind.
So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. John 1:14
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (v.6)
Merry Christmas (a little early) – bask in the miracle that Jesus (the Light) came to earth to redeem us!
Posted by: Tim Parsons