Siege Devotions – Day 2

Light in Dark Places!

Matthew 2

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and I am reaching out to you to bring some light into your day with this short, daily devotion.

Today is Thursday, March 19

Each day I will share a short devotional thought from my personal Bible reading as we walk through the New Testament, together. Today is day 2 for our daily devotions.


Matthew 2:10 highlights one of the details of the Christmas story, “When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.” The story of Immanuel (“God is with us”) is the light of God piercing into the darkness of this world situation and our human brokenness.


Jesus Christ is the Light of the World and He calls Christians to be the light of the world (see Matthew 5:14-16). Yes, the world is a dark place. Yes, our circumstances are challenging, if not scary. Yes, life is not always the way we hoped it to be. But, there is hope! As long as the sun rises in the East there is hope, because with the light, comes hope.


God is not surprised by the current darkness, but if we let it, the darkness can prevent us from being the light of the world. Don’t let the darkness prevail—we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus! Shine the Light into the darkness. Reflect specifically, today, on how you can help others to see the light of God in the midst of all the darkness. Be a hope-bearer, not a Doomsdayer!


Your church family loves you and is praying for you today! Consider reaching out to at least one person, today, to share this encouraging message from God’s Word. You never know how you can bring light to another person’s darkness.


If you need a little light in your own life through a personal contact from your church family, please the phone numbers at the bottom of this page.
NOTE:  The name of this devotion has changed from Siege Devotions to Seize the Moment Devotions.  This reflects a change in thinking from taking a defensive stance to an offensive one.  We want to be on the offense in this situation with the Pandemic that has hit our world.  As we understand how God wants us to live during these times, let’s all take the initiative to seek what is best for our families and communities to the glory of God.


If you prefer a video, Pastor Jerry reads his devotion on YouTube as well.  Click HERE to visit the page.  Videos are posted about a week after the devotion appears in the blog.