The people who walk in darkness will see a great light; those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them. Isaiah 9:2
Brilliant displays of fireworks in the night sky never fail to dazzle. At His birth and through the years of His earthly ministry Christ was responsible for a number of “light shows”! Do you remember them?
As the angel appeared to the shepherds, “the glory of the Lord shown around them and they were terribly frightened” (Lk. 2:9). But they recovered enough to go and tell the good news.
The magi saw a star and “rejoiced exceedingly with great joy” (Matt. 2:10) They put time and money into making a trip into finding its meaning.
It was Jesus Himself who said, “I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life” (Jn. 8:12). The religious leaders of Jesus’ day flatly rejected such claims.
On the Mount of Transfiguration, “The appearance of Jesus’ face changed, and His clothes became as bright as a flash of lightening” (Lk. 9:29). But Peter talked about building huts instead of bowing in worship.
To this day, some people don’t know what to do with the light of Christ. The blazing light of His holiness exposes the vile darkness of the world, those who love darkness put on the sunglasses of the world to screen it out and protect them from its power. On those who love the Lord, the prophet Isaiah says, hat light will shine, scattering the darkness.
How about you? Do you welcome this divine light show, which exposes the darkness in this world and in your life? Are you worshiping this One who is the Light of the World, who offers you the opportunity to walk in the light?
Prayer: Lord, let me be like those who saw the light of the star and “rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.” In Your light I can see, and what I see is Your good news overcoming my darkness.