We return to Isaiah, to the prophecies of old that would set the stage for Jesus’ birth and ministry. This is one of my favourite passages, at any time of the year. From Isaiah 60:
Arise, Jerusalem, and shine like the sun;
The glory of the Lord is shining on you!
2 Other nations will be covered by darkness,
But on you the light of the Lord will shine;
The brightness of his presence will be with you.
3 Nations will be drawn to your light,
And kings to the dawning of your new day.
Waiting in Peace…for the Light.