There are dark places in the world. Some believe that these are the darkest of times. The news is depressing. Our television screens are full of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Korea and Sudan. Everywhere, even at home darkness envelopes the earth. BUT, a light has been given. “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined.” Isaiah 9: 2. Christmas is a great time to point to the light. To tell all of the child who was born and the Son who is given. Christmas is a great time to be involved in the increase of His government. “Of the increase of His government and of peace there will be no end.” Isaiah 9: 7. We never know when our acquaintances, friends and relatives who we believe are too far gone will see the light and live in the land of deep darkness no more. And as for those countries who actively try to keep out the light, they don’t stand a chance. In the end there will be people from every nation along with some of our too far gone friends who will join us in saying “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9: 6.