Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth
and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you
and His glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your dawn.
As for me, many years ago, a light came into my heart as I accepted Jesus as my Savior.
Darkness covered me–a thick darkness that separated me from His forgiveness.
A darkness of unwillingness to give my life to Him.
A darkness of doubt mixed with fear and shame.
Yet, the love of Jesus rose up in my heart one day and the brightness of salvation came to me.
In asking for forgiveness, I received it from Him.
In desiring His divine guidance for my life, He gave it.
By asking Him to be my Lord, He became just that.
Do you know Jesus today?