Psalm 107, Isaiah 35:1-10, James 5:7-10
When Jesus shines his light on us we are shown for what we truly are. But Jesus does not leave us that way, but as we let him will begin to set things right in our lives, healing the brokenness. He will bring life to desert wastes. He will not only come again to destroy all evil and heal heaven and earth, but here and now he has given us his Holy Spirit to comfort, guide, and heal us as we call on him.
Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-13, Matthew 3:1-12
A hope of Jesus coming again is that he will judge the world, he will set the wrong things right. Judgment is like shining light in a dark place, it shows what is there, no more and no less. The amazing good news is that Jesus shines his light on us here and now through his Holy Spirit, offering to set our lives right so that we would be a people of hope and peace!