Nations are known by their rulers. It is the ruler who determines the might of the people and thus the prowess of its armies. Yet, there is a day of hope on the horizon when all nations will have but one Ruler and Judge. Battles will cease and armies will dissolve under God’s dominion and reign – weapons are made into instruments that produce life and harvest, a covenant of peace will be upon the heart and in our hands. The prophet provides a vision to God’s people of what it looks like to walk in the Light of the Lord.
Sadly, we can become accustomed to a world that has embraced darkness so much that we forget what happens when we choose to walk in the Light. This Light is given as a gift to be shared with those who are encompassed in and by the gloom of this world. It is to provide a path that leads to hope and life where God alone rules our hearts and guides our way.