I am as enthralled with light as Einstein was, although I am not as brilliantly enlightened mentally as he was–ha!–I know I am stating the obvious here. Einstein was smart enough to appreciate the science of light and yet sense there must be a spiritual quality locked within its nature as well.
It rained and rained yesterday here in Paphos. I took a morning walk along the water in between down pours. The rain kept me in most of the day. And as the hours passed, I enjoyed the various ways the light shone through the clouds onto the ocean.
The brilliant patches of light gleaming on the water captivated me.
Light turns my heart upward to God–any kind of light–even man-made light can be dazzling and makes me think of Him.
“For with you is the fountain of life, in your light we see light” (Psalm 36:9).
Think of all the explorers in the world who searched for the “fountain of youth.” They should have been looking for the “fountain of life,” because they would have discovered the light of God as well.
It is interesting this verse talks about the fountain of life and then light–two exquisite metaphors for God. It is the light of God that enables us to find more life… and then more light.
God is relentlessly revealing Himself to creation, and I tell people all the time to look at the small things in their lives–things that may seem coincidental or happenstance–very often God is speaking. He is saying I am here shedding a little light on your situation, so you will know that I am real. Look at me, and I will give you even more light about your life.
And the thing about Einstein, as brilliant as he was, it seems he never became spiritually enlightened. I guess we won’t know for sure until heaven. But it is not enough to admire the Light of the World from a distance. His intense light must shine in the darkness of the heart, revealing all things that are at war with God.
I read many blogs daily just because I am fascinated with people’s lives, and the common thread I find is the darkness and uncertainty they feel about their lives. People want clarity, perfect light on obscure issues. They want abundant life–full and purposeful.
And I couldn’t agree more with these desires. These are things that I want too.
I am trying to walk in the light I have today, knowing God will give me more light as I follow Him. Although I am unsure of many things, I know life and light are bound together.
And this promise helps me in my journey.
“The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, that grows brighter and brighter until the full day: (Proverbs 4:18).