December 2, 2021

Awaken to the Light


A teaching will go out from me, and my justice for a light to the peoples.

Isaiah 51:4
The people who walked in darkness awaken to see a great light. 
The people who dwelt in the land of the shadow rise to a star shining bright.

The yoke of despair and bondage, the chains of the slavemaster's rod 
are shattered and scattered like dust in a windstorm, loosed by the justice of God.

For us now a Child is given, for all the despised and forlorn. 
The rule of compassion shall rest on his shoulder. God's own Messiah is born!

His Name is Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God, 
Father forever, Prince of Peace.

How vast is our God's dominion! How far truth and mercy extend. 
The zeal of the Lord will accomplish its purpose: Justice shall reign without end.

His Name is Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God, 
Father forever, Prince of Peace.
 Mary Louise Bringle (2008)
The darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.
 1 John 2:8
Prayer after thinking about today's devotion:
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal.
 Book of Common Prayer
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After your own thanksgivings & petitions, close with the Lord's Prayer.

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