“the people dwelling in darkness
have seen a great light,
and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death,
on them a light has dawned.”
One day slips into another and the darkness deepens. It has been a season in which we long for the light - for someone to rescue us from circumstances beyond our control.
So it was in the days when the life of a young girl, living in the darkness of an uncertain world, was changed forever. The promised Light would come to shatter the darkness. She had only to wait.
On this first day of advent - we remember and wait for His coming. May this season find the darkness of a weary, sorrowful world shattered by the Light. May it shine in us and through us on a world longing for release.