The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end. Then all your people will be righteous and they will possess the land forever. They are the shoot I have planted, the work of my hands, for the display of my splendor. The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the Lord; in its time I will do this swiftly. Isaiah 60:19-22 NIV
The Chapter began and ends with a declamation about the light. The Kingdom of God will no longer rely in the brightness of the sun during the day and the moon at nights. There will be perpetual light for it will be the Lord who will illuminate. Mourning and sorrow will come to an end. God’s people will display His glory and magnificence. Reliance upon God will be made visible: “They are the shoot I have planted, the work of my hands” (Isaiah 60:21b). Our transformation that was started by having God’s Word planted in our hearts and the submission to the Spirit will last for eternity. God was very sure about the decision He made when He gave His only son to die on the cross for the forgiveness of our sin. He will just come suddenly fulfilling the salvation of those who trusted Him. It is through the gospel that He unveiled to us His great promise, “Arise, shine, for your light has come” (Isaiah 60:1). This is how Paul described Abraham anticipating the fulfillment of God’s promise: ‘“Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. This is why ‘it was credited to him as righteousness”’ (Romans 4:20-22). If you are in Christ, no matter how bleak the situation may seem at this time, do not cower in fear for the future will be different. You trusted Christ as your Lord and Savior then trust Him that He will fulfill His promise. Let us remain strong in our faith, giving God the glory in our daily living, and anticipating the victory He prepares for us in the future.