Monday, December 14, 2015

Advent(Dec. 14): A Candle in the Darkness

The people walking in darkness
    have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
    a light has dawned.
For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
 Of the greatness of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
    and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
    with justice and righteousness
    from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this.
Isaiah 9:2, 6-7

"We don't have to stumble around in the dark...because Jesus is out forever Light.
Jesus is the only Light in the whole wide dark world.

We are all saved from the dark of our loneliness because God is love and He can't stand to leave us by ourselves in the dark - Jesus comes to the darkest places so you can see His light the brightest!"
"During the darkest days of the year(our winter), the world celebrates that 
Light has come into the world, a dawning over the land of the shadow of death, and in the warmth of that halo, we have hope." 
The Light has come into the world… those who follow the true way come to the light, and it shows that the things they do were done through God.”        John 3:18-21
 A History:
The Syrians and Assyrians first ravaged the countries here mentioned, and that region was first favoured by the preaching of Christ. Those that want the gospel, walk in darkness, and in the utmost danger. But when the gospel comes to any place, to any soul, light comes. Let us earnestly pray that it may shine into our hearts, and make us wise unto salvation. The gospel brings joy with it.
 His name — describes His glorious nature and qualities.
  • Wonderful Counsellor —  He understands what we’re going through and can advise us while He accompanies us through whatever we are facing.
  • Mighty God — Signifies strength; a strong valiant hero, a proven Warrior, unafraid to battle and never defeated, One of high ranking power who is expected to lead the battle. HE IS NOT AFRAID OF A FIGHT!
  • Everlasting Father - The ruler with authority to pass on or deny access to eternal life.” (source)
  • Prince of Peace - the One who is the leader of peace and offers it to others.
Below is a contemporary song with the description of Isaiah 9: 

And, of course, we are all familiar with this song from Handall's Messiah:
"And now, Jesus comes - God with us, God in us, and He makes you to be a very real miraculous candle - a light of joy and hope and love
...make space for the Light in this.  
to simply light a candle in the middle of a week that moves directly from the tradition of Giving Thanks to God —- to the tradition of Advent and Wanting and Waiting for More of God."
Come back again, as I share Day 15 of the Advent the book, "Unwrapping the Greatest Gift".(All quotes listed are from the book, unless indicated.)
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