The people of Judah were facing exile. It would be a dark time for them. They would experience anguish and gloom. But God was preparing to bring them out of their impending darkness. As we begin the Advent season, we look forward expectantly for the coming of Jesus, who loved us so much He stepped into our darkness to bring us His light. We are once again reminded and encouraged that God, in His Goodness, has provided us a way out of the anguish and gloom of our world, through the Light of His Son and our Savior, Jesus.