Category: Seasonal Rhythms

Solstice 2016

 

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“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shone. …

For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder,
the rod of his oppressor, you have broken…

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God,
Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace.

(from Isaiah 9 ESV)

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

(from John 8 ESV)

Aside

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,
whom he has redeemed from trouble
and gathered in from the lands,
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.

Some wandered in desert wastes,
finding no way to a city to dwell in;
hungry and thirsty,
their soul fainted within them.
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
He led them by a straight way
till they reached a city to dwell in.
Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of man!
For he satisfies the longing soul,
and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

(Psalm 107:1-9 ESV)

Happy Solstice!

The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shone.

“I am Jesus… I am sending you
to open their eyes,
so that they may turn from darkness to light
and from the power of Satan to God,
that they may receive forgiveness of sins…”

“I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will
not walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life.”

(From Isaiah 9, Acts 26, John 8