Friday, November 20, 2020

Jesus: Bright and Morning Star

-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names

I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star. -Revelation 22:16 NKJV

When in an airplane on a dark and cloudy day, it's always exciting to break through the clouds into the bright sunlight that shines above them. In the atmosphere of our lives, every moment that we soar above the clouds we experience the sunlight. Jesus is the sunlight in our day, and He is much more. As the Bright and Morning Star, He bathes the start of each day in brightness. 

Sometimes when I get up in the morning, I sense that a spirit of darkness or heaviness has come upon me during the night. This sense of darkness, whatever the source, does not have to set the tone for my day. Jesus is my reality, and each morning He is my Bright and Morning Star. It is His light that sets the tone for my day, not my troubling dreams, not my feelings, not my temptations, not my subconscious mind, and not any spirit of darkness. The brightness of Jesus' name means that He makes the beginning of each day magnificently clear and good.

As the Bright and Morning Star, Jesus also brings hope into our day. We were made to hope, to plan, to imagine, and to anticipate certain things. We all need something to look forward to. Jesus is our hope and our expectation. He is coming one day according to His promise. He will not let us down. He will not disappoint us or fail to meet our expectations of a bright new day and a glorious forever.

©2011, 2020 Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow. Photo by Marina Bromley. All rights reserved.

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