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Thursday, 6 December 2012

Preparing For Christmas #7: Sun of Righteousness

What did God create that gives light in the day-time?  The sun.  Why is light so important?  How would you feel if the sun would not come up tomorrow?  We need the sun to give us light and life.  Without it we could not live.
   When the old priest Zechariah finds out he will have a son John and that the Saviour will come soon after, he sings a poem to God.  He says, “The rising sun will come to us from heaven and shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow or death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” (Luke 1:78)  He is saying that Jesus will be like the sun that gets rid of the darkness of sin in our lives and shows us where we need to go.
   Jesus is like the sun.  When you see the sun today, be reminded that Jesus came to earth to give us light.
            “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, verse 3
                        Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace
                        Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
                        Light and life to all he brings
                        Risen with healing in his wings.
                        Mild he lays his glory by,
                        Born that we no more may die,
                        Born to raise the lost on earth,
                        Born to give them second birth.
                        Hark! The herald angels sing,
                        “Glory to the new-born king.”

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