Read Isaiah 9:1-7: ”But there will be no more gloom for her who was in anguish . . .; The people who walk in darkness will see a great Light; those who live in a dark land, the Light will shine on them, You shall multiply the nation, You shall increase their gladness; they will be glad in Your presence s with the gladness of harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. For a Child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty GOD, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”
The prophet continues to look ahead to the joyful day of redemption. As the light of dawn breaks the darkness bound by night, so will the Light of GOD’s life penetrate the darkness of sin and death. The fulfillment of this great vision of GOD’s redemption came on Christmas Day. JESUS, the Light of the World, came down into the darkness of this world and into the darkness of our lives.
This is precisely why we celebrate Christmas in a very big way! Christmas Day is the day we set aside to remember . . . Messiah has come . . . the Light of the World is shining brightly . . . redemption is nigh! Through the CHRIST GOD has changed my past. I am no longer a son of Adam! I am now a son of GOD . . . a brother to JESUS . . . a joint heir with Christ! Through Messiah’s birth . . . for the purpose of His suffering and taking upon Himself the penalty for my sin . . . I have become the righteousness of GOD in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21)
As Madea might say . . . HALLELUJER & PRAISE THE LORT!” – This is Good News indeed!