May 22, 2015 – lsaiah 5:20-21

Isaiah5-20-21Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for lightand light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight. Isaiah 5:20-21These days I watch my dear husband’s sight falter.  He can no longer read, see the faces of his great grandchildren or grandchildren.  He has to be reminded to eat the food he cannot see, set before him.  Often the fork or the spoon touches his lips — empty.  I reassure him often that no one is here, even though he hears the voices on television.  His world is becoming total darkness coupled with dementia, his days and nights become an endless dream of terror.  His steps are halting, he fears a fall at an moment.So it is with those who are spiritually blinded to God’s Light.  They live in continual darkness, accepting evil as good.  They see darkness is light.  There is a difference between fleeting pleasure and the utter sweetness of God’s Word. I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me. How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.  Psalm 119:102-104The lyrics of an old hymn describes the change in our lives when they see Jesus, the light and the way…When Jesus comes the tempter’s power is broken; When Jesus comes the tears are wiped away. He takes the gloom and fills the life with glory, For all is changed when Jesus comes to stay. (Oswald J. Smith)The unquenchable light that Jesus is provides spiritual sight for each of us.  Joy dawns in the heart, even as the sun breaks up the darkness and shines each day.  The light of Jesus, not only shines on earth, but its forever rays of light gives us glimpses into the eternal world where His light shines forever more.  Rejoicing in the Eternal will never cease, for there is no night there.

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. 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. Isaiah 9:2-3