The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low:
And the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain.
And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together:
For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. Isaiah 40:3-5
Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people:
But the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee.
And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made.
In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
Dear God, on this day You remind us that when all seems darkness – You bring Light – the Light of the world – Jesus. You call on us to share that Light. Not just to talk about Jesus but to let Jesus shine through us – to be the hands and feet of our Lord. If we are disciples then all should see Jesus in us – in our actions – in our speech – in everything we do and say – in who we are – every moment of every day.