“God will again appear among men. This time, however, it will be an eschatological coming, a revelation of the glory of God that will display itself in His salvation.” (E. J. Young, Commentary on Isaiah, Vol. 3, p.30).
“No more striking description of our Lord’s work can be given than that He shines upon us with His divine light and leads us on the path of peace. Out of darkness—the symbol of estrangement from God, of ignorance, impurity and misery—He, the Sun of righteousness, leads us through His work of reconciliation along the way everlasting—the path of light and peace. . . . Through Christ the estrangement from God, the spiritual ignorance, enslavement to sin and the feeling of futility are replace by intimate communion with God, but true knowledge of the deepest truths of life, by inner freedom and richness of life—a consciousness of vocation which makes life worth while.” (Norval Geldenhuys, Commentary on the Gospel of Luke, p. 96).
This article by Marianne and William Radius is well worth reading. Our next 101 Bible Study, meeting in the Astoria area on December 16, will focus on the meaning of the incarnation. You are welcome to attend.