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Got Gloom? A Messiah Musing

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The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them. (Isaiah 9:2 NASB)

This verse is very familiar to me, thanks to G.F. Handel's Messiah. It's popular during the Christmas Season since we are celebrating the coming of the Light of the World.

But look what comes right before it:

But there will be no more gloom for her who was in anguish; in earlier times He treated the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali with contempt, but later on He shall make it glorious, by the way of the sea, on the other side of Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles. (Isaiah 9:1 NASB)

I love this – Jesus growing up in Galilee of the Gentiles making it glorious – but check the beginning

No more gloom for her who was in anguish.

Are you in anguish?

Are you living in gloom?

Are you stuck in a dark land – a dark place?

Christmas is here to break the gloom – break the anguish.

Ok – that was a bit mushy – how 'bout this:

Jesus was born, lived, and died a cruel death to break the gloom with an astonishing light. [Tweet This]

BenTurn on the light!

See you again soon,

Ben

photo credit: ulisse albiati via photopin cc

 

5 thoughts on “Got Gloom? A Messiah Musing

  1. stella carousel

    I'm way excited this Christmas, having just come through LOTS of gloom and anguish--JESUS brought me a BIG shiny box of HOPE and Light!! Merry Christmas to you--it's almost Jesus' birthday (squeals of delight!) 🙂

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