Because of our God’s deep compassion, the dawn of heaven will break upon us, to give light to those who are sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide us on the path of peace.    Luke 1:79

This comes from Zacharias, a priest, prophet and father of John the Baptist, who is filled with the Holy Spirit and sings a hymn to God who has given him a son who will prepare the way for a Messiah.  Because of the tender mercy of our God, the Messiah will come to us from heaven to shine light on those living in darkness and the shadow of death to guide them onto a path of peace. This is a prophecy that would soon come true.

The light from Jesus would spread out over the land, leading to genuine joy, love and peace. The power of light and hope are greater than darkness.  Don’t block the light from your life.

Prayer:  Dear Lord, thank you that you are our hope, that you gave us the special gift of your Son so divine, and that you sent a special star to guide the Shepherds and Wise Men to the manger in recognition of His birth. Thank you for making it possible to live in Jesus’ light.  We ask that your light will always shine on us so we will never forget your love and help guide us on a path of peace.  Amen   MT