Today's devotion for today during the time of Epiphany is based on Isaiah 49:6, "I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth."
Seven hundred years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah quoted God the Father speaking to his Son, Jesus, and saying, "I will also make you a light for the Gentiles." Gentiles are any people who are not Jewish. Jesus is not just the glory of the Jewish people of Israel. He is a light for all, Gentiles and Jews, as well.
That means Jesus brings light to the lives of people no matter where they live in the world. The good news about forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus has gone to the ends of the earth. People's eyes are opened, and their hearts are changed from darkness into light as they come into contact with that wonderful news. It's a blessing to see it happen, and it's a privilege to be part of that effort.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you for sending Jesus, the Light of the world, into our lives, so that we can show Jesus' light to those who are still walking in darkness. In Jesus' holy name, I pray. Amen.