11 December 18
Isaiah 9:1–2 NIV Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan—The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
The are many distresses in life. The tribes of Naphtali and Zebulun are upper and lower Galilee. They have been in distress from invasions. But, Galilee will not always be in distress, for it was prophesied that “a great light” would come. This light is Messiah, the Lord Jesus, who brings light to us for understanding our condition and a healing light to our sick souls. Be thankful for the light Messiah brings to us.