Third Week in Advent: Joy
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Arise, shine, Jerusalem, for your light has come; and over you the glory of the Lord has dawned. Though darkness covers the earth and dark night the nations, on you the Lord shines and over you his glory will appear.” --- You will see it and be radiant with joy, and your heart will thrill with gladness. Isaiah 60:1-2, 5a (REB)
In him was life, and that life was the light of mankind. John 1:4
Isaiah prophesied that the “Light” of the Lord would come to Israel, and for those whose eyes were open to see, believe, and accept it, there would be great joy and gladness. Unfortunately, many of the Israelites did not see or accept this Light.