by Cody Watson, Frontier Fellowship Associate Director
For 400 years, there was no word from heaven until the angels broke forth in song to announce the birth of a Savior, Christ the Lord.
But for many in the world, that silence has continued. To those of us reading the words of this devotional, that absolute silence is hard to imagine experiencing.
As this devotional was being written, we were all aware of the plight of those seeking rescue in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria; monsoon floods in South Asia, earthquakes in Mexico and wildfires in Northern California. Many are crying out for earthly help and hoping against hope for missing loved ones. Many are responding with hearts of compassion.
How beautiful must be the sight of those coming in boats to rescue people surrounded by high water! How beautiful must be the hands of those freeing people buried in rubble! How beautiful must be the boots of firefighters rushing in to evacuate people trapped by the raging blaze! They experience a miraculous, though still temporal, salvation.
But what happens after the headlines fade? Will the current crises obscure the greater tragedy of over two billion people who still have had no chance to hear of eternal salvation?
Good News entered the world 2,000 years ago. Yet millions still walk in darkness. You and I have been rescued from the power of darkness into the Kingdom of Light. What will we do to empower the beautiful feet of bearers of Good News as they proclaim the glad tidings of eternal life?
Follow along with our daily devotional series for the Advent season.