Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Light Has Dawned

"The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of darkness, a light has dawned."(Isaiah 9:2) One of Webster's definitions of darkness is, "a lack of spiritual or intellectual enlightenment; ignorance." Webster also defines enlightenment as " the action of attaining or having attained spiritual knowledge or insight."

As I have walked this journey, I have noted that the people of Africa and I are plagued by the same absence of spiritual knowledge and insight. Satan has just been supper creative at using different weapons to bring us to the same place of DARKNESS. On the poorest here in Africa, Satan pulls from his arsenal: poverty, oppression, rape (both women and children), and AIDS. On me, Satan uses guilt, pride, materialism, and distraction.

Regardless of how Satan manages to bring us to where we are, we are in desperate need of the Light of Christ. That is the beauty and blessing of Christmas. God given light to us all! Salvation is here!

"For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. The dominion will be vast, and its prosperity will never end. He will reign on the throne of David and over His kingdom, to establish and sustain it with justice and righteousness from now on and forever." Isaiah 9:6-7

3 comments:

Love Being a Nonny said...

We are indeed in desperate need of His love and grace. Merry Christmas from afar. Thank you all for being obedient to God's calling.

(friend of Robin Carter in NC)

jennyg said...

powerful stuff!

Raja said...

Hello Sweet Joey and Courtney..this is my first visit to your blog....love the pics and updates...thinking and praying for each of the Langfords every morning...all my love