Posts Tagged ‘ Darkness ’

VerseD: Isaiah 40:3

A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Isaiah 40:3, ESV

We live in a wilderness of sin and darkness in this world.

Let us make every effort to remove obstacles to the gospel in our own lives and as we share the gospel with others.

May we seek the peace and light of God.

Advent 2022 – Day 2: Isaiah 9:2

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.

Isaiah 9:2, ESV

At Advent, we look back at why Jesus had to come, that He came, and then that He will come again.

We live in a dark world.

Sin entered the world when Adam and Eve broke the one command of God that should have been the easiest: “Don’t eat this fruit.”

Yes, sin means missing the mark, falling short, turning away from God.

Sin is ultimately separation. We are born separated from God because of our super-great grandparents, yet we also choose to remain separated by our own choices.

We live behind a veil that blocks His light, and that veil is too heavy to remove ourselves.

It is as if we blocked out the sun to stop it’s heat, and then we climbed into a steep cave, falling to the bottom, unable to climb back out let alone remove the barrier between us and God.

Yet God came to us, the sun itself removing the barrier and lifting us up. God Himself lifted the veil to be with us.

Yes, we still live in a darkened world full of sin and separation, but God has lifted the veil over us. As we go into this world, the people will see the light streaming through us from above.

May we seek to be that light as we take Him into this dark world.

VerseD: Colossians 1:13

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son

Colossians 1:13, ESV

When our faith is in the work Christ has done on the cross for our sins, we know we know longer live in sin but have hope for eternal glory with Him.

VerseD: John 1:5

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:5, ESV

God is our light. We push Him away causing darkness and evil, but He comes despite our evil efforts and shines on us to save us.

VerseD: Isaiah 60:1

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Isaiah 60:1, ESV

Our God has bestowed His glory on us that we might shine in a dark world and lead others to His grace and forgiveness found in Jesus Christ.

VerseD: 2 Chronicles 7:14

if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14, ESV

Our God enjoys forgiving and showing grace to us. Let us turn from sin, admit our need for Him, and seek His righteousness continually.

VerseD: Psalm 95:6

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

Psalm 95:6 ESV

Our God created us. We rebelled, and He saved us by His grace and sacrifice we should have made.

Let us worship our Lord and Savior!

VerseD: John 1:5

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:5, ESV

The light of the world descended to us to overcome our evil and disobedience with His love, Grace, and forgiveness.

VerseD: Colossians 1:13

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son

Colossians 1:13, ESV

Being found in Christ is truly seeing, freed from the oppression of sin into the glorious light and life of Christ.

VerseD: Isaiah 9:2

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.

Isaiah 9:2, ESV

May you seek God and discover the blessings the light of His grace and forgiveness, the freedom of His love.