Our sins keep us from God. We are all guilty & implicated by our willful rebellion against Him. The result being, spiritual blindness or darkness in our lives. We try to fill this void but it doesn’t work, or as verses 9-10 tell us, “So justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We look for light, but all is darkness; for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows. Like the blind we grope along the wall, feeling our way like men without eyes. At midday we stumble as if it were twilight; among the strong, we are like the dead.” But we have a promised hope – this hope the certianity expressed by Isaiah in 9:2, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” This confidence of Isaiah’s written in the “prophetic perfect” (have seen) speaking of this future light as if it had already happened. Jesus Christ is the light, His light shining forth in the darkness (John 1:4), the sun of righteousness rising with healing in its wings. (Malachi 4:2). Jesus came into the world to dispel the darkness & bring us into a right relationship with His Heavenly Father. We don’t have to walk in darkness any longer…we have hope.