The great Old Testament prophet Isaiah lived 700 years before the birth of Christ. He prophesied and wrote during a very dark period in Israel’s history as the Assyrian Empire was on the rise and about to destroy her. The people of Israel needed hope. This hope came from Isaiah’s prophecy of the coming Light of the World — the birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death 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 increase 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: 6-7
Today, people are still walking in darkness and need the light that only Jesus can provide. Jesus is truly the Light of the world (John 8:12). Think about this when you look at all the lights on your Christmas tree. Let the light of Jesus shine into your hear