Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
Morning all, trust you had a blessed weekend. You know if we have heard it once, we have heard it a thousand times from our mothers: “Rise and shine!” Many mothers still use this phrase to get their kids out of bed in the morning, probably not even knowing that it’s Scriptural. Listen to the words of Isaiah from chapter 60:1-3. “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. Darkness is scary. There is no two ways about it. You could be in your garage that you have been in thousands of times before in your life. But if someone turns off the lights, suddenly you stumble and fumble around. Your bedroom could be a safe haven, but even with every door locked in the house your mind will start to play tricks on you when lying in bed in the dark. I always remember my Mom saying; Nothing good happens at night.” The world around us might be scary but have you looked at your heart lately – the darkness of my own heart is terrifying. The depths of depravity of which I am capable of or have already achieved is beyond frightening. But dear friends, ‘Arise! Shine! For your light has come! The glory of the Lord rises upon you! See the Light. Believe in the Light. Then live in His light forever.
Rev Mark Spiers
Rev Mark Spiers