“By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.” (Hebrews 11:3 NLT)
What is the purpose of light? If we gave that some serious thought, I’m sure we could come up with a lot of answers. But for our purpose today think of light as that which dispels darkness. In the King James Version of the Bible “light” is mentioned 235 times.
The first words of the Bible are “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.” Then in chapter 1 verse 3: “Then God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.”
If you’ve ever been to a Symphony you may have noted all the various sounds coming from the area where the orchestra sits, prior to the start of the actual performance. It’s anything but melodic. Then you see the conductor take their place in front of the musicians and all becomes very quiet. Then, with the wave of the conductor’s hands, there’s an explosion of sound that is so beautiful it almost defies description, and you’re mesmerized by what you’re hearing.
In my mind that’s something like what I envision happening on the opening day of creation. Only the heavens and the earth were witnesses to this magnificent display of God’s powerful creativity, but in my mind’s eye, everything must have been quiet and so dark you could almost feel it. Then, not with His mighty hand, but with His voice, He spoke, and light appeared with such force it drove the darkness from His presence.
“Symphony of Light” “Used by permission, © Ray Majoran, GlimpseOfInfinity.com”
Imagine a light so bright you have to cover your eyes, like looking directly at the sun; a light that demands notice! That’s who Jesus came to earth to be. John, in the opening verses of his Gospel, describes Jesus as the One who would bring light into the world. And Jesus said of Himself in John 8:12: “I am the light of the world. If you follow Me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”
In the Bible, darkness is compared with evil and light is good and points to that which illustrates the goodness of God. R. L. Dabney wrote: “The light of a holy example is the gospel’s main argument.” What if our lives, individually and corporately, shed such light on Jesus – who He is, what He accomplished for us on the Cross, what He’s doing in our world today in and through His Church, and what He’s coming back soon to do in our world – that our lives were as the harmonic, awe inspiring beauty and majesty of an angelic symphony!
Think of the impact our lives would have on those who don’t yet know Jesus. What if our countenance, our attitudes, our demeanor, our words, individually and as a Body, bore such resemblance to the light and love of our Savior there could be no mistaking that what we were believing and living out in our daily lives was Truth incarnate.
Feel His majestic presence in your heart and life! Know that with the light of His life radiating out through your life nothing is impossible! Recognize in the depths of your spirit that you are His Symphony of Light as Jesus lives His life out through you each day.
Let your lips praise and exult Him! Let your face shine with His loving presence! Let His words fill your mind and mouth as you joyfully share Him with those who don’t have a clue who He is.
Let the symphony of Jesus’ love and light begin in and through your life today!
Blessings, Ed 😊