The Great Light

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries3 Minutes

“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

Darkness is more than the absence of sunlight. It is the symbol of uncertainty and hopelessness. A synonym for despair and unhealthy habits. It is the byproduct of the influence of Satan, and being bound by sin. It signifies being spiritually lost and making wrong decisions. Being confused and traveling along the wrong paths. Suffering from sicknesses, or being involved in unhealthy relationships that cast a shadow over their lives.

Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah would bring about a powerful transition for those who walk in darkness. Every kind of darkness. He would bring clarity to every puzzle, and solutions to every problem. He would relieve burdens and provide freedom from sin and despair. He would give direction and meaning, and enable them to escape the oppression of demonic forces.

Today, millions of people still “walk in darkness.” People in every country. People in families, neighborhoods, and cities. The old and the young. Everyone from confident scholars to the illiterate. What is particularly tragic is that many do not realize that they are living in darkness. They may think that they see, but in reality they are spiritually blind.

Some are so accustomed to the “darkness” in which they live that they do not realize that anything else is possible. But everything changes when they “see a great light.” When God’s light shines in their hearts, they can see the truth, and everything suddenly becomes clearer. When they have an encounter with Jesus, the “light of the world” (John 8:12). When they realize that in God’s light they really do see light (Psalm 36:9).

Pray that God would use you to shine the light of the Gospel to others. Commit yourself to spreading this Good News. Be a witness to the light. Let that light shine through you each day.


Prayer: Father, these are people I know who need salvation: ________. I pray that You would shine Your light on them. I dedicate my life to serving You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.