December 25th, 2016
Today as we celebrate the birthday of the King, we read Isaiah 42, a prophecy about of the Messiah. We see that it is titled, “The Servant of the LORD,” declaring Him to be “a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles”–meaning the whole world. It goes on to say that the Servant will open the eyes of the blind, free captives from prison, and release from the dungeon those who “sit in darkness.”
Perhaps as you read this devotional today, Christmas is not what you expected it to be. You may feel like a captive in a dungeon. This captivity could be unrealized dreams, deferred hope of some longing, some darkness of depression, or addiction—either yours or a loved one’s. This Scripture reminds us that Jesus is the Light. We’ve all heard about “the light at the end of the tunnel.” Jesus is that Light.
Don’t give up praying or hoping for freedom from captivity for you or a loved one. All things are possible with Jesus. Keep on believing, trusting, and praying because your King is your deliverer.
Author: Darlene Harvey