We hope you are enjoying the series we are featuring this month, “Jesus, Name Above All Names!” by Roy Lessin. Our prayer is that in the midst of the busy-ness of the season, this series will help you to draw near to the heart of God, focus on Jesus’ many names, and help point you to His purpose in the season.
We hope you will join us today as we focus on His name “Bright and Morning Star,” as found in Revelation 22…
Bright and Morning Star
“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.” Revelation 22:16 NKJV
It’s always exciting to get into an airplane on a dark and cloudy day, and break through the clouds into the bright sunlight that shines above them. Every moment of the day that you soar above the clouds you spend in the sunlight.
Jesus is the sunlight in your day, and He is much more. As the Bright and Morning Star, He bathes the start of your day in brightness.
Sometimes, when I get up in the morning, I sense that a spirit of darkness or heaviness has come upon me during the night. This sense of darkness, whatever the source, does not have to set the tone for my day. Jesus is my reality, and each morning He is my Bright and Morning Star. It is His light that sets the tone for my day, not my troubling dreams, not my feelings, not my temptations, not my moods, not my subconscious mind, and not any spirit of darkness. The Brightness of Jesus’ name means that He makes the beginning of each day magnificently clear and good.
As the Bright and Morning Star, Jesus also brings hope into our day. We were made to hope, to plan, to imagine, and to anticipate certain things. We all need something to look forward to. A sports fan looks forward to the start of the season and carries the expectation that his team will make it to the championship game. Every fan hopes “this is the year” for his team. Sadly, most teams don’t meet the expectations of their fans, but what a thrill it is for those who cheer on their team and watch them carry off the trophy.
Jesus is our hope and our expectation. He is coming one day according to His promise. He will not let us down. He will not disappoint us and fail to meet our expectations of a bright new day and a glorious forever.