WHENEVER JESUS HEALED THE SICK, THE LIGHT OF CHRIST, TRUTH, WAS CHASING AWAY DARKENED BELIEFS ABOUT WHAT TRULY CONSTITUTES OUR LIFE.
SUNLIGHT. STARLIGHT. MOONBEAM. Comet trails. Candlelight. Home light—like the warm glow shining from a cabin window in the north woods on a cold winter's evening. Or the vibrant light we discover in a Winslow Homer watercolor or an Ansel Adams photograph. Or the shining smiles of light as children chase across a playground. Or the light dancing over the surface of a high mountain lake. Or perhaps the millions of phosphorescent jewels left in the wake of a boat parting the night waters along the Gulf of Mexico. Or the vibrant rainbow left in the calm of a passing summer rain shower. All of these various expressions of light and so much more can fill us with wonder, beauty, grace, warmth, joy, and deep gratitude. And this inspiring beauty and wonder reveals so clearly why we are all drawn naturally to light. Yet these lovely expressions in the world around us only hint at the magnificent power and infinite range of God's light.
That is the spiritual light which is actually reflected in the very being of each and every one of God's children. As one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament reminds us: "Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day" (I Thess. 5:5).