Thought for the week

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“The peo­ple walk­ing in dark­ness have seen a great light.” (Isa­iah 9:1)

I have never liked get­ting up on dark win­ter morn­ings and we are rapidly ap­proach­ing the short­est day of win­ter when there is far more dark­ness than daylight. The same can be said about the world in which we live where there so much dark­ness that seems to ex­tin­guish the light. The apos­tle John tells us that “men love dark­ness in­stead of light be­cause their deeds are evil.” (John 3:19) But John also tells us that Je­sus said, “I am the light of the world. Who­ever fol­lows me will never walk in dark­ness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) He as­sures us that, “The light shines in the dark­ness, and the dark­ness will never be able to over­come it.” (John 1:5) It will soon be the sea­son of Ad­vent when we pre­pare to cel­e­brate the birth of Je­sus Christ at Christ­mas time. It is in the birth of Je­sus Christ that the proph­esy of Isa­iah is ful­filled. He is the one who re­veals the great light of the glory of God so that our dark­ness can be dis­pelled. If you are walk­ing in dark­ness look to Je­sus in faith. Trust in his prom­ise that those who be­lieve in him find for­give­ness of sin and eter­nal life. “If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fel­low­ship with one an­other, and the blood of Je­sus, God’s Son, pu­ri­fies us from all sin.”

Rev. Ge­orge Cringles Min­is­ter of Coll with Con­nel

Church of Scot­land.

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