The human members of this choir may be regarded as the last of the psalmists and prophets, and the first of Christian singers for light thru Christ.
“Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the day spring from on high hath visited us”
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” The mercy of the heart of God is, of course, the mercy of His great tenderness. Mercy is of the Divine essence; there is no God apart from His heart, and mercy lies in the heart of God. He forgives with an intensity of will and readiness of soul. A living sense of the tender mercy of God should actuate us in the path of duty, and on the way to heaven.
A group of travelers benighted, bewildered, huddled together in the dark, afraid to move for fear of pitfalls, precipices, wild beasts and enemies. Darkness, all the world over, is the emblem of three things ignorance, impurity and sorrow.
That is the picture of humanity apart from Jesus Christ. This solemn emblem stands for impurity.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
Christ, however, as the Son of God, was the Light. Jesus is from the high he is from God. Christ was to daily bring hope to our lives, rescuing us from the utter darkness formerly enclosing us. We cannot, nor do we want to, live without Christ Jesus. Without Jesus Christ our world would still be dark. We not see how God wants to open our eyes to this Light.
God is this way with us every day. God is this way with us even though we are in the darkness of sin.