“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.”- Isaiah 9:2
Christmas has come, but does it have to be gone? Driving through my neighborhood last night I noticed that some decorations have been taken down. Through all the business of the holiday did we take time to truly understand the significance of Christmas?
The 9th chapter of Isaiah is popular during Christmas because of the many Messianic verses contained within. Today’s verse is no different and highlights what the coming of Christ is. We have all walked in the darkness of sin, and by the miracle of the incarnation we have seen a light. Christ came in the flesh to rescue people from their sins. Through our faith in Jesus Christ the darkness of sin upon our souls has been taken away, and a new light has dawned. We now have eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23b). This is the greatest of gifts that we can receive. Christmas may be over, but in our hearts and lives it does not have to end. I would argue that it should not end. We must remember that by Christ becoming man we have been given the greatest gift of all. Eternal life if we put our faith in him. May we never forget about this awesome blessing.