Daily Devotion on Isaiah 9:2-7

Text: Isaiah 9:2-7

Basements can be scary. When I was young I shared a room in the basement with my brother, and if it weren’t for the soft glow of a nightlight I would not have spent a single night in our cool, dark room. The dark was an intimidating thing. When the lights went out my mind would instantly start to see those shadows move. My imagination could convince me that there were in fact snakes under my bed and evil men in the laundry room.

Nightlights are incredible little devices. That little bit of light in a dark place can be the difference between a solid night’s sleep and hours of fear for a child. That little bit of light can be the difference between a stubbed toe and making it safely to the bathroom for an adult in the middle of the night. When it gets dark a little bit of light is a good thing.

This world can get pretty dark at times, and I’m not just speaking of a moonless night. A light sucking cancer has infiltrated every aspect of this world. A life draining disease has limited the earth’s inhabitants. Sin has turned us into a nation of people bumbling and fumbling around in the dark. The evil and wickedness we see in the world is downright suffocating. The filth and nastiness we see in ourselves is downright terrifying.

Christmas is all about lights; lights on the home, lights on the tree and most importantly by far a light in a manger in Bethlehem. Join me in praising God this Christmas for the light of the world who came to free us from our sins. A light has dawned. His name is Jesus. He came to forgive your sins.

Prayer: Heavenly Father on Christmas we praise and thank you for sending Jesus to die for our sins. Send your Spirit to us to strengthen our faith in the Light of the World. Work through us to bring the light of Christ to this dark world that so desperately needs him. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.


About vicarhoff

I am thrilled and honored to be serving as vicar/intern at Christ the King Lutheran Church and School for a whole year!

Posted on December 19, 2011, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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