Your Light Looks Like Dawn to Others
Matthew 4:12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, He departed to Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: 15 “ The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: 16 The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.”
God is light. In every place that He is present, His light will shine. This is especially important for people who "sit in darkness." The best solution to darkness is always light. Jesus said in Matthew 5:16, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."
We want people to see our light so that they can see our "good works" and experience the presence of God. Since it is the "goodness of God" that leads people to repentance (Rom. 2:4), we have an opportunity to lead people out of darkness by showing them a positive, fruitful life.
The prophetic words of Isaiah 9:1-2 found fulfillment in Christ's ministry, but the fulfillment of the promise did not end there. We are far beyond the land of Zebulun and the Jordan. However, here in America there are no lack of people who "sit in darkness" and in the "region and shadow of death."
Let God's light shine through you today and everyday! To people in darkness, It will look like dawn.