“THE LORD IS MY LIGHT AND MY SALVATION” (Ps 27:1)

FB_IMG_1446810828735⏰Friday of the First Week of Advent (2 December 2016)

????Isa 29:17-24; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14, (R.v.1a); Matt 9:27-31

“THE LORD IS MY LIGHT AND MY SALVATION” (Ps 27:1)

The transition from darkness to light is one of the phenomena that is often used to describe the messianic era in the scriptures. The prophet Isaiah used it to describe the events surrounding the birth of the Child, “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. A light has dawned upon those who lived in the land as dark as death” (Isa 9:2). The evangelist Matthew also borrowed that passage to describe the entrance of Jesus into the lands of Zebulun and Naphtali.

An encounter with Jesus would liberate us from our physical or spiritual darkness. Consider the blind men in Matt 9:27 in that light. They were living in darkness but when they embraced Jesus, great light shone on them.

Think of Nicodemus also; he came to Jesus in the night (John 3:2), a symbol of darkness, and was enlightened by Jesus. Thenceforth, he started speaking for the light (cf. John 7:50-51).

The Messiah can also liberate you from the darkness of your deficiencies and restore you to wholeness (cf. Isa 29:17-24). You only need to embrace the virtues of meekness and humility (Isa 29:19) as well as faith in Jesus (Matt 9:28).

May your restoration be whole in this season of the Lord so that your joy may be complete in the Lord. Amen.

I wish you a fulfilled day in the Lord. It is well with you.

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3 Responses

  1. ISABELLA Amissah says:

    Amen

  2. ISABELLA Amissah says:

    Please remember my sister Marianan in prayer she had been mental ill for over thirty years

  3. Joel Nnamani says:

    Good work. God bless you.

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