GPS: September 18, 2016

By September 18, 2016Devotional

Today’s Scripture:

Isaiah 9:2-7

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined. You have multiplied the nation, you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as people exult when dividing plunder. For the yoke of their burden, and the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian. For all the boots of the tramping warriors and all the garments rolled in blood shall be burned as fuel for the fire. For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his kingdom. He will establish and uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

Food For Thought:

The line that stands out to me is: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness–on them light has shined.” This verse reminds us that when we become Christians, we move from people of the darkness to people of the light. How do we as Christians reflect that light to others? What do you think it means to be a light in the darkest places of our world? What are the attributes of a person walking in the light? What are some areas of your spiritual life that you need to work on to become a person reflective of Christ’s light?

Prayer:

Creator God,who has filled the world with beauty; Open my eyes to behold your gracious hand in all your works; that rejoicing in your whole creation, I may learn to serve you with gladness, faithfully managing your bounty; for the sake of him by whom all things were made, your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

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