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The Light is Coming!

away3“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light.”  These are words from the prophet Isaiah as he foretold the birth of Jesus. (Isaiah 9:2)

Have you had times in your life that feel like you are walking in darkness? This year has been one of those times for me.  Job stress, financial stress, relationship stress, health challenges, caring for aging family members…

For our family this past year, it seems just as we managed one crisis, another would come along to take its place. I have an optimistic nature almost to a fault, but this year has tested my typical positive attitude and resolve.

And yet, the Light has come. Isaiah says, “On those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned.”

Maybe those of us who have walked in darkness experience the most joy at the first glimmer of light.

Take heart.  The Light is coming. Christmas is almost here. Jesus was born not just to comfort us in our affliction but to be our Rescuer.  He walks with us through the darkness always leading us into Light.

After walking through a year with more doubt and fear than peace and joy, I am looking forward to starting a new year of walking in the Light.

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” – Francis Bacon

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!