But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. I Peter 2:9 NIV
As I write this today, September 11th, I am reminded of the desolation and destruction of seventeen years ago, perpetrated on our nation by evil men. We are bombarded with distressing news each time we pick up a newspaper or turn on the television.
On the night of Jesus’ birth, the state of the nation was grim, suffering oppression by a ruthless, pagan empire. The musty odor of a straw bed in a dark and dreary stable and the stench of manure further intensified the bleakness of the setting in which He was born.
His arrival illuminated a messy, struggling world.
Ready for some GOOD NEWS?!
Jesus voluntarily entered a world of darkness to bring hope and light.
The true light which illuminates every human being was coming into the world (John 1:9 NIV).
We hold the incredible promise that God’s love is more than able to overcome any obstacle Satan puts in our path.
We have a LIVING HOPE in JESUS!
Lord, remind us daily to place our hope and trust in You so we can brightly shine Your light to a dark and hopeless world.
written by Karen Sheppard