Maybe it’s because I’ve just finished reading, “All The Light We Cannot See”; or its because I’ve been binging “The Path” on Hulu, or perhaps it was the conversation I had last week with my Chiropractor/Kinesiologist; I cannot get the idea of “light” out of my mind.
In the beginning, before there was any material form to the world; before he created anything else, while matter was still an idea in the mind of God, he bellowed out across the expanse:
“Let there be light…”
Scientists refer to light as both obvious and mysterious. We can see it, but trying to figure out how it works? That’s challenging. Whenever they think they’ve got it figured out, light beautifully surprises them. Across time, many well-respected scientists have made many different, and often opposing, theories about light; from Pythagoras to Maxwell, to Newton, to Einstein, and many in-between. Think about that for a second. Something we can all agree exists, but that the experts can’t agree on how it works, no matter how convincing and empirical their data and findings seems to be.
Could we say the same of the Divine?
Here are a couple of things we know for sure about light.
It's the fastest ‘thing’ on/in the universe. It travels at a speed of 186000 miles per second. Every second, it circles almost eight times around the world.
(“Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit? To be out of your sight? If I climb to the sky, you’re there! If I go underground, you’re there! If I flew on morning’s wings to the far western horizon, you’d find me in a minute — you’re already there waiting!” Ps 139:7-10 MSG.)
“Scientists refer to light as both obvious and mysterious. We can see it, but trying to figure out how it works? That’s challenging. Whenever they think they’ve got it figured out, light beautifully surprises them.”
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For plants to grow healthy and strong, to maintain optimum nutrition and mineral content, they need light from the sun to shine upon them.
(“For in him we live and move and have our being.” Paul, Acts 17:12 NIV.)
Light is not singular in color but is made up of all existing colors. Every single color bar none, when joined and stirred together; when they hold each other and mix into one one another, they make the color of light.
(“For though we are many, we’ve all been mingled into one body in Christ. This means that we are all vitally joined to one another, with each contributing to the others.” Paul, Romans 12:5 TPT.)
“I am light to the world and those who embrace me will experience life-giving light…” Jesus, John 8:12.
Obvious yet deeply mysterious.
Written by Liz Milani