Words from the Heart for Wednesday December 23rd, 2020
Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord!
Isaiah 2:5 (NLT)
Let Us Walk
At the beginning of this past May, Benjamin Pinch set out from his home in Campbell River, BC, on Vancouver Island, to walk across Canada. Sticking to the Great Trail, also known as the Trans Canada Trail, he is averaging about 30 kilometres a day. The 32 year old said “A lot of people, they think it’s an impossible journey, but realistically when you actually think about it, you’re just walking. And how much walking do you do every single day?”
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, winter has arrived. We are in the midst of the days with the shortest amount of daylight. We crave the light, and so we decorate our homes with the lights of Christmas. All of this points to a deep spiritual longing for the One whose birth we celebrate at this time of the year. Jesus told His followers that He is the Light of the world, and whoever trusts in Him will never walk in darkness. Years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah recognized the need for the spiritual light that Jesus would bring. He says in Isaiah 2:5: “Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord!” No wonder the Christmas story is filled with light – the angelic light that brightened the shepherd’s journey to the manger, and later, the star that led the Wise Men to the place where Jesus was staying with his mother and step-father. We too are called to hear the call of Isaiah – let us walk in the light. As we ponder again Jesus’ entrance into our world, in the midst of the spiritual darkness that marks our world, let us walk in the light that is Jesus.
These have been words from the heart.