I’ve seen your sun rising in the morning
I’ve seen your sky reflecting your glory
I’ve heard your birds sing,
they’re calling out your name
As they usher in a new day
Isaiah 60:1-2, 8 NIV
“Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
2 See, darkness covers the earth
and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you
and his glory appears over you.
8 “Who are these that fly along like clouds,
like doves to their nests?
You really need to read this whole chapter to get the full picture of the message that Isaiah is bringing.
The image is one of darkness turned to light, sadness turned to happiness. Why? Because in the previous chapter, Isaiah explained what was separating the people from God ……… their sin. But God took away the sin, he removed the barrier between himself and his people. So although the morning begins in pitch darkness, it gradually becomes bright. Not by the light of the sun or moon, but by the everlasting light of the Lord. And once this light rises, it will never set. There will be no more gloom and darkness.
The glory of Lord will be our light!
Here’s to a new day, a day full of bright light!