They say the darkest hour is just before the dawn. That was the condition of the nation of Israel 2,000 years ago. For 400 years they had been in the dark—without a word from God. The last prophet, Malachi, had been silent for four long centuries. This despite the promise, “The Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings” (4:2a).
That new day was about to dawn. Reading
Luke 1:5-25, we will see the
light of truth peek over the horizon. As
the sun returns to the sky after the darkness of night, so hope would return
with a fresh word from God. A new
prophet was on the way—John the Baptist—to herald the coming of the Light of the World—Jesus Christ!
Let your day begin by coming to His light. Listen to His voice as you read His Book. Thank Him that you are no longer in the dark, and heaven is no more silent!