Morning by Morning, December 2 - See the Great Light
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Awaken my soul, let my spirit arise, as I begin my day in the communion of prayer in the presence of God. ...
"But there will be no gloom for those who are in anguish. In the former time He brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time He will make glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness -- on them a light has shined.... For a Child has been born for us, a Son given for us; authority rests upon His shoulders; and He is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace" (Isaiah 9:1-6).
You are the Great Light that breaks into our darkness. You are the Joy that casts off our gloom. You are the Child of Bethlehem and the Man from Galilee. And You are our Wonderful Counselor, our Mighty God, our Everlasting Father, our Prince of Peace.
Almost eight hundred years before You birth as the Son of God who humbled Himself to also be the Son of Man, Your Spirit spoke through Your prophet Isaiah to a people who sat in darkness, desperately needing a word hope for the Light to come. You invited them to look with the eyes of faith through the darkness of their day to see the One who would be their Great Light to come.
You promised, "The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this" (v. 9:7). And You did (Matthew 4:13-16 fulfilling Isaiah 9:1-6 in Jesus Christ). You broke through our darkness to be "the Light of the world," forever proclaiming, "Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life" (John 8:12).
Your Holy Spirit still speaks to our hearts, inviting us to look through the darkness with our eyes of faith to see the Great Light. You're still inviting us to seek the One who breaks "the yoke of (our) burden" and "the rod of (our) oppressor" to free us for joy, as we "rejoice before You as with joy at the harvest" (Isaiah 9:3-4).
Lead us, Wonderful Counselor. Free us, Mighty God. Love us, Everlasting Father. And fill our hearts with the peace that surpasses all understanding in the shalom of God, our Prince of Peace. Come shine in our land and in our hearts, Great Light of God. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
I pray the Great Light of Jesus Christ will break into your heart and fill you with joy as you keeping seeking Him with your eyes of faith -- our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
Friends, I'm excited to be sharing a message of healing and hope with Max Lucado this Wednesday Night, December 3rd, at the First Wednesday Worship & Healing Service at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Crownridge Campus at 7pm. Our Rapha God Ministries team will be joining the Oak Hills Prayer Team to pray for everyone personally. Please come join us! All are welcome!