Series: Advent 2020
Finding Light in Dark Places
December 06, 2020 | Perry Kallis
Passage: Micah 5:2-5
It’s one of my favorite quotes from Christian author, Steven Brown: “When things are the darkest, even a little light will do!” The physical attribute of light is that it will always win out over the darkness. The prophet Micah is writing some eight centuries before the birth of Christ during a very dark time in Judah’s history. The southern kingdom of Judah is about to be conquered by the wicked Assyrians, and yet in the middle of this political darkness, he declares that the “Messiah will be born in Bethlehem.” This small ray of hope will shine 800 years into the future as God keeps His promise, and Jesus Christ is born in the tiny town of Bethlehem. The same Messiah who was born in Bethlehem, grew up to give His life for our sin, rose from the dead, and will return in victory one day. We live in spiritually dark times, but that truth about our Lord Jesus is what brings us peace and perspective for the year 2020 and beyond.