The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.” Matthew 4:16
This Scripture is a fulfillment of a prophetic word given by Isaiah in the beginning of Chapter 9.
The time between the Old and New Testaments is known as the period of silence. It has been 400 years since the people have heard a word from the Lord. But when God spoke, He spoke as never before. Before He had spoken through prophets, angels, visions, and the written word. But Now He is speaking through the incarnate word. The people who sat in darkness had indeed seen a great light!