“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light,” Isaiah proclaims. The prophet reminds the people to stand firm in faith and trust in God, even as their enemies want to align with them. He also promises that a child will be born to them, a son given to them, who will be the Prince of Peace. In a world of darkness and threats, how can we be a community of light, hope, and new life?
Artwork by John August Swanson.