Stepping Powerfully

If you tuned in last week, you’ll recall that I’m talking about that amazing analogy in the Bible where God is described as “The Light of the world”; and how the men who wrote that couldn’t have possibly known how spot on they were, since the five properties of light were even discovered and described until Albert Einstein did his thing in 1938. Last week, I began with the first property of light, that is, that it’s the source of all life. This week, let’s move on to number two, which is: Light is the ultimate source of all POWER.

To my layman’s mind, this seems pretty elementary.  We have solar panels on our roof that make electricity somehow.  I get that. I don’t know how it does it, except that the sun goes in, and the power comes out, all the way to this computer.  We don’t have to go far out of town to see a lot of wind turbines that make electricity. Aha! I think, the exception to the rule. But I’m told that, no, without sunlight, there would be no wind; and without wind … well, you get the picture.

Tony is happy to step in here and quote a bunch of Sci Fi stuff like we see in author Jack Taylor’s, book “Black Holes”. Before his passing, Taylor wrote the foreword for our first book, Looking for a Lamb, by the way. Taylor describes the ultimate weapon, which would be powered entirely by light (Tony really wants one of those, by the way). With a weapon like this, matter is bombarded with anti-matter (lost me already), and it creates a beam of pure light which then travels (duh) at the speed of light. Inside that beam, nothing but NOTHING can exist. You can run but you can’t hide. All I can say is, if they ever produce one of those, I hope they’re careful where they point it.

That sounds a little like Revelation 4:11 where it says, “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and (emphasis mine) POWER, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

That’s all well and good, if you’re aiming for world domination, but for this grandmother, I’m sufficiently awestruck at the power I see at work around our latest grand baby, due to make an appearance in about five months. From what we read, little “Schnicklefritz” (a name we’ve decided on until the big gender reveal) is already installing a light package, even though that baby is yet to see the phenomenon in person. Eyelids are still sealed shut until word comes down to rig for light. Even now, those eyes are tracking right and left in total darkness, and if Mum steps out in bight sunlight, the eyes sense it. Yep, that’s power at work, and it all depends on light.

Then I think of dear John the Apostle, sitting down and penning the words, This is the message we have heard from Him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5).

What a perfect analogy. What perfect applications we see all around us, even though we don’t always understand what we’re seeing. And I can just hear God whispering to me, “Just wait; you ain’t see nothin yet!”


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