This is the season of light and we have been preaching about and looking at light for weeks. In Christ’s light, the Bible says, we see light. There is an interesting promise in Isaiah. “If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted . . .” (Isaiah 58:9b, 10a) And here is his promise: “. . . then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday” (v. 10b). Or as Jesus once said “let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Resolution.
About The Author
Rev. Bernhard Seter has been a Pastor in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for over 42 years. He served on the Board of LCMS World Relief and Human Care for ten years and is now the Chairman of the Board of International Missions. He has been privileged to travel around the world and see the churches' mercy work in action. He is convinced it is not only what we are "compelled" to do because of Christ; it is what we have been baptized for. Christ's love compels us, constrains us, and sends us forth.