“A Great Light” Isaiah 9:2-7
2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darknessa light has dawned.
3 You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy;
they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest,
as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder.
4 For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,
you have shattered the yoke that burdens them,
the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor.
5 Every warrior’s boot used in battle
and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning,
will be fuel for the fire.
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.
Jesus gives us light
a. God’s people often walk in darkness
b. We have been shown a great light
Jesus gives us victory
a. For the yoke of his burden
b. For every boot of the trampling warrior
c. For to us a child is born