Pastor Dave's Thoughts. . .
Read Isaiah 9 Today
Tomorrow, we will read Isaiah 35.
This is one of the chapters from Isaiah that contain prophesy about Jesus. Those walking in darkness will see a great light. How has Jesus brought light to your places of darkness?
Isaiah 9:1-2 NLT
Nevertheless, that time of darkness and despair will not go on forever. The land of Zebulun and Naphtali will be humbled, but there will be a time in the future when Galilee of the Gentiles, which lies along the road that runs between the Jordan and the sea, will be filled with glory.  The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine.
John 1:1-9 NLT
In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He existed in the beginning with God.  God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.  The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.  God sent a man, John the Baptist,  to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony.  John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light.  The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.