Sometimes the hard knocks of life give way to an unrelenting disappointment that leaves you with little or no hope at all. It is just then, right at that moment, that we need reminders that hope reminds. The prophets left us reminders that one was coming who would bring light and hope, and the power to release us from the enslavement or whatever causes us to stumble.

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of earth a light has dawned…For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,  Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:2,6).

“The word of the prophets is a sure thing!

Help us to give it our full attention!

It is a light to us, like the sun,

or like the sunrise of a new day.

Enlarge our hearts with Your Presence,

and transform us in the process!” (See 2 Peter 1:19)

Share: Share with someone a time when God brought you through a hard time in your life.

Encourage: Be a light to someone who is weary.

Inventory: Reflect for a moment how the power of God and of hope has impacted our life.

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