by Tammy Phillips
December 18, 2020
Through the tender mercy of our God, With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us; (79) To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1:78-79 NKJV)
Yesterday, Holy Spirit showed us that Jesus is our Dayspring who checks in on us to see how we are doing. Why? Part two of the verse explains:
“To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death…”
Every day we begin our day in darkness, but the Light always shines forth to light our day. In every situation, no matter how dark, no matter how hopeless, Jesus is our Dayspring. He brings light to all of darkness. In the shadow of death, he brings himself.
Jesus says in John 8:12:
“I am the Light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk-in darkness but shall have the light of life.”
He is our Dayspring, our Son rise. He is the Light of our life who freely gives us Himself. He erases the shadows of death and darkness with the hope of Himself, Light!
John says, “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. ” (1 John 1:5 KJV)
In the last part of this great word from Luke 1:79, the Word states that he gives us light “to guide our feet into the way of peace.” Guide is kateuthynō in Greek. It means to make straight; direct to level; the removal of hindrances coming to one. It is super challenging to walk in complete darkness. Not only does God light the way, but he levels the playing field which allows an easier journey with much more peace. He does not just light the way but brings peace to the darkness.
I enCOURAGE you to walk in the LIGHT of our DAYSPRING.