Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Isaiah 60:1-2 -- On Arising and Shining in the Darkness

"Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee."
Isaiah 60:1-2

I love this idea of us, rising and shining in the darkness.  And I think that we need to.  God tells us that we are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14).  He also says that he is the light of the world (John 9:5), and that is how we are lights as well... because he has "risen upon" us. :)

The darkness is really starting to cover the earth, and the people.  We see that.  But these verses, and the whole gospel, teach us that we can be different.  We don't have to walk in that darkness, because we have God's light in our lives.  And he asks us to arise and shine out to other people, so they don't have to walk in the darkness either.

Today, let's live so that God's light can shine through us... so that other people can see his glory in our lives.  Let's share the love and compassion and goodness and brightness of God's light with other people.  Let's make this world better and show each other that this world doesn't have to be a dark and dreary and negative place.

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