Today’s text contrasts darkness and light. This is our first text in what many refer to as “Third Isaiah.” A central theme woven throughout this section is restoration. For those displaced, this light is hope of a new dawn.
Where are you feeling displaced? May this Advent provide hope in the waiting. “Arise, shine; for your light has come.” As we journey towards Bethlehem, may we open our eyes and look around, gather. May our sons and daughters, and our church family see the radiance and may our hearts thrill and rejoice. (And may a multitude of camels cover you–whatever your camels shall be). Merry Christmas!