Day 1: Light
“Come, people of Israel, let us walk in the light of the Lord.”
“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light — on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”
The prophet Isaiah described how God was preparing to bring His great light to the ark confusion of the world. Darkness in the Bible describes a society in chaos and rebellion. Throughout the Bible, we see that God’s light heralds His presence and His truth.
In this passage, Isaiah invites the people of Israel to “walk in the light of the Lord.” The prophecy was fulfilled through Jesus who boldly declared, “I am the light of the world” John 8:12. Therefore the invitation is no longer just for the people of Israel, but for all humanity.
Father God, let the light of Christ shine in our lives so that we may glorify you. Help us to walk in the light of the Lord. Daily teach us the truth of your word. Amen.
*This Advent devotional is part of a larger Advent book by Lisa Robertson. Check out the Advent channel on FamilyApp for more updated daily devotionals each day until Christmas. These daily readings add a wonderful dimension to your Christmas traditions. Be sure to share your favorite Advent ideas with loved ones on your favorite family app, or below in our comments. What are your favorite Advent traditions?