Isaiah 60 and.61. portrays the plight of heathen nations of his day under the picture of darkness, as 60: 2. Also in Galilee the people are walking in darkness, Isaiah 9: 2. Tne night of idolatry, superstition, and immorality prevailed. There was no knowledge of salvation. But the Prophet foretells the day of light breaking the darkness, 61: 1, 2. He foresees One who is anointed with the Holy Spirit, whose mission is to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, a time of gracious visitation. Isaiah describes the day of light in detail. The spiritual maladies under which humanity groans are set forth under the names of poverty,
brokenheartedness, captivity, blindness, and being bruised . However, the “Servant of the Lord” (Is. 53) will usher in a day of healing and light, dispelling the heathen darkness and comforting languishing Israel by establishing His kingdom among them. (L.J. Roehm)
We are called as God’s people to be His hands of mercy, witnessing to that Kingdom. Upon us the light has dawned. Now the day has arrived but the night is coming when no one can work. Time to get busy.