The sun of righteousness will
rise with healing in its wings.
All the prophets were dead except Malachi. His was the last prophetic voice of the Old Testament. There wouldn’t be another until John the Baptist, 400 years later. Malachi is a somber book; God’s people had become spiritually comatose.
Yet, Malachi isn’t all gloom. There were a faithful few that God called “my treasured possession” (3:17). To them he promised, “the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings.”
Christ would one day come as the sun to bring light to a dark world and as the healer to bring health to a sick world.
Sure enough, four centuries later he came. “In him was life, and that life was the light of men … The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world” (Jno. 1:4, 9).
Light and life. Without him you
have neither. With him you have both.