About this event:
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. – Isaiah 9:2
A few days ago, the world witnessed something that hadn’t happened for 800 years… the conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Saturn. Though greatly apart, they appeared to be conjoined into one shining star. They were not a star, of course, but together the planets’ reflection of the sun was unusually bright. “A rare Christmas Star,” the media proclaimed. I was able to view it clearly while from the balcony at Ft. Walton Beach (also the next night but not quite as bright).
But greater than a rare Christmas star is here… Jesus, the Light of the World, whose first advent is celebrated on Christmas day. He lights the way for those living in darkness. He turns gloominess into gladness and takes you from deep darkness into the glories of His radiant light. “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you” (Isaiah 60:1).
Today’s verse says the people “walked in darkness.” They were dwelling in a dark and perilous time. The same thing is happening to people today. They sit in darkness because they rebel against the words of God and spurn the counsel of the Most High (Psalm 107:10-11). They do not need to see a rare conjunction of two planets, they need Jesus. If you have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness into His Kingdom of Light, reflect that Light today to others. Jesus said, “I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness” (John 12:46).
Pray for each of the nation’s leaders to desire a way out of darkness and come to the True Light.