2 The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.
And now we have the majestic prophecy of Isaiah that the people of God, lost in darkness, will walk with him into the light. With the coming of Jesus at Christmas a luminous new heaven and new earth is opened up to all God’s people. We are given hope and the prospect of joy to come, a glimpse of the glory of heaven for all who will follow that new-born child.
Father we wait on you with expectation of the glory that is to come to all who follow you.