To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:79 NKJV
The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.” Matt 4:18
Neither Bethlehem nor Nazareth had anything special about them. No one expected any great or important thing to happen in their streets. But to those small villages God sent Jesus to shine. Like us, the people of Jesus day were for the most part not even looking for light. They simply sat in darkness. But the Good news about God’s great light is that He calls unsuspecting shepherds, weary wise men and simple carpenters to come to the place of His birth. No one is too far away, no one too ordinary, no place too low for Jesus. He delights in being born in every dark corner we give Him to shine!