O Dayspring, brightness of eternal Light and Sun of Justice: come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death. Amen.
"In times past, God spoke to our ancestors in partial and various ways through the prophets; in these last days he has spoken to us through a Son...who is the refulgence of his glory, the very imprint of his being." (Heb. 1:1-2) The prophets kept alive the hope of a people by delivering God's message to them. Their words, actions, and very lives were signs of God's continuing presence with his people, his promise of redemption. With the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, God no longer speaks to us in signs and types. This is the Word of God made flesh! "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." (Matt. 17:5) How many are actually ready to hear what God has to say? Come O Dayspring, Light of lights!