The verses surrounding chapter 9 speak of the coming of one who will be a light for the people. It is speaking of the coming messiah, Jesus. 9:1-7 tell about this child that will shatter the darkness. He will be the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.