Day 6

Day 6

Isaiah 9:2

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;

those who lived in a land of deep darkness- on them light has shined. 


Light in the Darkness

There is something very special about seeing the sunrise after a long and dark winter’s night. I sometimes walk the dog at that time and moment by moment the light brightens up the sky in blazing colour. It brings a wonderful sense of anticipation and hope for what the day might bring.  

Advent is the start of the church’s year and it too is a time of waiting and anticipation. A time when we wait for the coming of light, the light of Christ. Matthew, in his gospel, quotes this verse from Isaiah as a foretelling of the coming of Christ. God, in human form, in our world.  

We wait with longing for light, moment by moment, to shine. We long for peace in our world today.  

Let us hold on to hope and trust that Light will shine on the darkness of our world. Every prayerful action we take brings one more speck of light. We wait with a sense of anticipation and hope for what Jesus may bring.   

Rachel B



  • Church of England.
  • Diocese of York.