The light of God
Into the abyss of nothingness, the eternal God appeared, and declared “let there be light.” The connotation of light transcends the physical light of day. Not only was it the unveiling of Truth, it also was the revelation of the great eternal God of light into time and space. This was the beginning of time, and God the Creator of the heavens and earth was to reveal his might and majesty.
His power and might are explicit in the creation of the world and in all living things. The creation of man in his image, however, was the most intimate disclosure of himself. In spite of the willful sin of man that deformed his perfect image, God continued to manifest himself in various ways upon the stage of history in order to bring to light his divine plan of redemption. The Law and the Prophets revealed the just and loving attributes of God himself.
Then at his appointed time, God sent his son Jesus, who is the express image of God’s person.
God himself incarnate in Jesus was the supreme and the ultimate epiphany.
Jesus is that Light, the revelation of God himself to mankind. It is that light that expels all darkness and ignorance, and whosoever believes in him will not live in darkness.
God has commanded us, as those who believe in him, to let the light of Jesus shine to the world that others would see God through his good works in us and glorify him. This is an awesome command and challenge. As I contemplate the awe and majesty of the everlasting God, I am humbled, wondering how much of God’s light is evident in my life. It is unrepented sin that keeps me in darkness and conceals the light of God in my life.
My daily prayer for the light of God to be revealed in me is expressed in Psalm 139:23-24:
“Examine me, O God, and know my mind; test me, and discover my thoughts. Find out if there is any evil in me and guide me in the everlasting way.”