“The people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling
in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.” -Matthew 4:16
At the beginning of his ministry Jesus echoed these words prophesied by Isaiah 700 years earlier. In them Jesus proclaimed the light of salvation ushered in by his advent. This is indeed a light unto salvation, but it is also the light by which we make our way in a world of chaos, confusion, and sin.
As a counselor of over thirty years I appreciate the value that the formal study of human behavior can bring to the work of helping people deal with the problems entailed with living in a fallen world. However, I am convinced that to be most fruitful, these efforts must be brought into focus by committed reflection on the Word of God.
I continue to be encouraged by the wisdom for living that God has given us in his Word. Furthermore, I count it a great privilege to point others to this light in the context of counseling. It is a wisdom rooted in the profound grace and mercy God has revealed to us in Christ Jesus. May his gracious light be cause for our rejoicing this Christmas season.