Day 273

Today’s Reading – Malachi

But the sun of righteousness will rise on those revering my name; 
healing will be in its wings so that you will go forth 
and jump about like calves in the stall.  Malachi 4:2
Sound familiar? It should there is a famous Christmas song by Charles Wesley:
Hail the heaven-born Prince of peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Risen with healing in his wings.
This passage in Malachi is the only place in the Bible that mentions ‘a sun of righteousness’. Christians believe that this is a description of Jesus Christ.

‘Hail’ is another word for ‘praise’.

‘Heaven-born’ means ‘born with help from God in heaven’.

‘Healing’ means health.

Jesus is the ‘heaven-born Prince of peace’ who is the Sun of Righteousness.

Malachi says that people will become very excited at the coming of this person. SO excited that they will jump about like animals that have been set free!

Have you been set free?

Do you know Jesus the ‘heaven-born Prince of peace’ – the Sun of Righteousness?

If you don’t know Him, get ready to turn the page because we are about to embark on the greatest story ever told.


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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