“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; a light has dawned on those living in the land of darkness. You have enlarged the nation and increased its joy. The people have rejoiced before you as they rejoice at harvest time…” – Isaiah 9:2-3
It is that time of year again. We are finishing up the Christmas season and heading into Epiphany. We are seeing the temperatures stay cold and the darkness still loom. But just as our daylight has begun to lengthen since December 21st, so too has the Light of our hearts been lengthen by the Advent of our God. We waited and watched. We looked for the Messiah as we always do each December, and here he is now. Born in that manger, and we can sense his presence, just as we feel the increase in the sun upon our faces as we head towards Spring.