“Arise [from spiritual depression to a new life], shine [be radiant with the glory and brilliance of the Lord]; for your light has come, And the glory and brilliance of the Lord has risen upon you.Isaiah 60:1,, AMP
Arise, shine, for your light has broken through! The Eternal One’s brilliance has dawned upon you.Isaiah 60:1, MSG
Don´t look at circumstances, allthought those may seem serious. Look, your light is shining allready. The sun has risen. The darkest moment is gone. Lords glory and brilliance is shining over you as risen Sun shines. Your Sun won´t set down.
See truly; look carefully—darkness blankets the earth; people all over are cloaked in darkness.
But God will rise and shine on you, the Eternal’s bright glory will shine on you, a light for all to see.Isaiah 60: 2, MSG
Look, how thigs really are. Darkness covers the earth and people around you, BUT Lord shines over you. Eternal glory shines over you, the light seen by everybody.
Nations north and south, peoples east and west, will be drawn to your light, will find purpose and direction by your light.Isaiah 60: 3
In the radiance of your rising, you will enlighten the leaders of nations.Isaiah 60: 3
Don’t be shy; don’t be doubtful; lift up your eyes and look around. They have gathered all around you, eager to come and be close to you.Isaiah 60: 4
And your children will come back to this land: your sons from the farthest places of wandering —Isaiah 60: 4
And when you see it, your face will glow; your heart will race and be filled with joy;
For great ships will arrive with gifts from across the sea, and the wealth of nations will make their way to you.
Herd after herd of camels will cover the land, caravans arriving daily from south and southwest: Midian, Ephah,
Even Sheba with gifts of gold and frankincense.
They will announce for all the world to hear, “The Eternal be praised!”
Kedar’s flocks will be gathered for you; Nebaioth’s rams will be available for sacrifices.Isaiah 60: 6–7
Text & photo: Pauliina Kuikka