Words from the Heart for Saturday December 1st, 2018
You will not need the light of the sun by day anymore. The bright light of the moon will no longer have to shine on you. I will be your light forever. My glory will shine on you. I am the Lord your God.
Isaiah 60:19 (NIRV)
My Glory Will Shine on You
This prophetic word will be repeated in the book of Revelation which tells of a glorious day coming. In our eternal home with the Lord there will be no more need for the light of the sun and moon. Our world now is dependent on that light. But, there the Lord Himself will be the light.
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Here in the northern hemisphere the days are reaching their shortest. Now that December has arrived, we look forward, in just three weeks, to the days slowly getting longer. At the same time, we are busy putting up Christmas lights, so that in the long nights there is light to brighten our spirits. All of this points to a wonderful promise in God’s word that the day is coming when there will no need for the man made lighting systems. Isaiah 60:9 points to that day: “You will not need the light of the sun by day anymore. The bright light of the moon will no longer have to shine on you. I will be your light forever. My glory will shine on you. I am the Lord your God.” Over and over, the Bible speaks about the battle between darkness and light. It is a spiritual battle, and the assurance for God’s people is that the darkness will never ultimately defeat the light. Over this advent season, we look forward to the arrival of Jesus, the Light of the World. How does He light up your life?
These have been words from the heart.