The best title I could find to describe this is post is “The Unthinkable” becuase it is simply unthinkable, unimaginable and beats every rational and sane human thinking. What am I on about? The media reported two days ago about how the “stepfather” of Baby P, whom I have written about in two previous posts, is facing a life sentence after he was convicted of raping a two-year-old girl! Yes, that’s right, raping a two year old girl. The 32-year-old was found guilty at the Old Bailey of attacking the girl, who was known to the Council, on their ‘at-risk’ register – after she gave evidence at the court, the youngest person ever to do so. The north London Council’s social workers also failed to save Baby P – who can now be known as Peter – from a tortuous death at the hands of this man, Peter’s 27-year-old mother and their lodger, Jason Owen, 36. The sordid story of Baby P or Peter, as we now know him, brought pain and sadness to many and now we hear of another horror by this man. How can a sane man rape a two year old? One man, co-responsible for the death of one child and fully responsible for the rape of another. How can so much horror be perpetuated by one man? And according to the media report, the Council’s Social Services knew the girl was at-risk and failed, again, to adequately protect her. This young girl will bear the pain and scars of this wickedness for the rest of her life. We live in a truely dark world. Darkness indeed is everywhere. We desperately need some light to shine and break this power of darkness that is destroying lives.
A word for your week ~ Isaiah 60:1-3
Beloved, our text this week says “1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. 3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising”. I believe we are seeing the fulfillment of the prophetic Scriptures that Isaiah penned for us. It does not take rocket science to know that it is deep darkness when a fully grown man rapes a two year old girl. In the face of darkness, light is supposed to and should be shinning because it is the darkness that creates the platform for the value of light to be known. Light is the solution, by God, to the problem of darkness. We see in the beginning in Gen 1:1-5, how dark the earth was. God did not remove the darkness, He simply called light, the solution to darkness, into existence. I believe that while there’s deep darkness in the world, those who have faith in Jehovah have a perfect opportunity to shine the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ. That is why our text in the first verse says to arise and shine! Jesus is the Light of the world, John 8:12, and as His disciples or the Body of Christ, we become the light of the world, Matthew 5:14. So, the Body of Christ needs to seize this oppotune moment and shine the good news of Jesus Christ. The world needs what we have, the light of God so as to be able to see and come out of this gross darkness. Friend, it is time to arise and shine! Verse 3 says “The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising”. The gentile world and their kings – leadership and government, will come as the Body of Christ arises and begins to shine! So, it’s time to arise ans shine!!!
As you begin a new week today, I prophesy that…
- Your week shall be one of fulfillment and contentment!
- You shall find the rest of God in all that you do!
- Your light shall continually shine to the glory of God!
- No darkness shall be able to comprehend your light!
- Many shall come the brightness of your rising!
- Your life shall always be a testimony of glory to the Lord!
- Your light shall draw many to the Kingdom of God!
- You are blessed and ordained to shine! Keep shinning!!!
Have a great week!