Friday, December 25, 2015

Isaiah 9:2 -- On Light and Fleeing the Darkness

"The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined."
Isaiah 9:2

This is Isaiah talking about the coming of the Messiah.  This is similar imagery to Lehi's dream, to 3rd Nephi, to actually a lot of scriptural events... and just life events.  The darkness, the shadow, and then the glorious light.  And that is what God is.  That is what his birth and his life symbolize in each of our lives... the light that shines to lead us out of darkness and the brightening of our lives, "brighter and brighter until the perfect day" (D&C 50:24).
Today, let's rejoice that we don't ever have to be lost or alone or in the dark, because we have God.  He was born, and he lives, for us.  Let's honor his love and sacrifice rather than dismissing it or taking it for granted.  Let's flee the darkness, and look to Christ to lead us to him.  Let's be lights to others, setting an example of good works (Matthew 5:15). Let's get to know our Savior and let him teach us to love as he loves, and to be the light of the world (Matthew 5:14), as he is (John 9:5; Mosiah 16:9).

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