December 5, 2008

Hope in the Season of Advent

Isaiah 9:2 (New International Version)

2 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.

The Light is no longer a curious star in a Bethlehem sky. The Light now shines from within us and through us to the the people who are living in the shadow of death.

Have you ever been talking to someone who is seriously discouraged, when all of a sudden you are saying things that did not come from within you? It's as if you are listening to the Truth being spoken as well as the person you are trying to help.

Just one example of the Light (Christ) shining through you. He brings truth and sets people free from burdens as they turn their eyes not onto the dreariness of life, but onto the Hope of salvation, the peace that comes from casting our cares on Christ, who gave His life for us....that we might let Him minister to the hurting through us.

Where is the Hope? He is within us. Let your Light shine.

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