Happy Advent! As we begin a new Church year, the Church has a special message for us: God lets us start over again.
Have you been so hurting or confused that it seemed you were walking in darkness? Now the light of Jesus shines upon your gloom, and you will see "a great light" (Is 9:1). He has called you "from darkness into His marvelous light" (1 Pt 2:9).
Have you been "suffering painfully," even to the point that it seemed you were "paralyzed" in regard to your circumstances? (Mt 8:6) Jesus, the Light of the world (Jn 9:5), "will come and cure" you of your paralysis (Mt 8:7).
Jesus says: "I am the Light of the world. No follower of Mine shall ever walk in darkness; no, he shall possess the Light of life" (Jn 8:12). He has even promised to make us "worthy to share the lot of the saints in light" (Col 1:12).
Jesus has promised us a new beginning, a season of light. He lets us start over again. He is picking us up, cleaning us off, and giving us the strength to walk. Now it's our move. Will we walk toward the Light of the world or simply walk toward the world? "There was a time when you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Well, then, live as children of light" (Eph 5:8).
"Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!" (Is 2:5)