Let me share a passage with you. “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising” (Isaiah 60:1-3 – KJV).
The Light of this world came to this earth over 2,000 years ago, with the purpose to shine everywhere. He was born in a little town called Bethlehem, a non-famous Jewish town at the moment of His birth. This Light’s birth was very humble; He was not laid down on a comfy bed, but in a manger. No servants to take care of Him, but just His mother, His adoptive father, and poor shepherds, even though this Light was the King of the Universe. Well, you know this story very well; you heard it from your parents, and probably you shared it with your kids, and this old story is still a new one. The old hymn “I Love to Tell the Story” said, “I love to tell the story; ’tis pleasant to repeat what seems, each time I tell it, more wonderfully sweet.”
This is the time of the year that we must share about this Light, thus more Gentiles will come to Him, and then one day we will see this picture, “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’” (Revelation 7:9-10 – ESV).
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
In His service,