The first light of morning is always a beautiful thing, a fascinating miracle of life as the light creeps over the horizon. It’s expression of new hope fills the heart with anticipation, anticipation of all the promise held by the new day that is dawning. I’ve often wondered about that moment when the first light of my Savior dawns with the realization that a new day has come over the horizon and the darkness of the night will be no more, for it will all be gone away.
2 Samuel 23:4 “And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.”
Paul experienced this light in the brightness of light of day, this light that he saw far exceeded the light of the sun at noon day.
Acts 26:13 “At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.”
Even in the brightest of days, the light of our Savior expands far beyond human comprehension. We cannot begin to understand the light that exists within the person of our God and Savior.
John 1:3-5 “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
This light is so great that it shines in the darkest of nights, it reaches beyond the imprisonments of sin and gives life where death once was found. It penetrates beyond the grasp of darkness to the sinner that turns toward the light.
John 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
No matter where we have been, where we are, or what we might have done, this light comes to to us in the depth of our darkness. We need only turn toward the source of all light.
Psalm 107:13-14 “Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.”
When we experience the light that comes with the forgiveness of our sins, it spreads throughout our soul as the first rays of summer’s warmth shining upon our face. We lift our face up to the source of inner light, soaking in the essence of who He is and what He has done. A new day dawns within us.
Isaiah 58:8 “Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward.”
1 John 2:8 “Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.”
Once we experience this great light it becomes a part of us, it lives within us. The beauty of light is in its ability to spread outward, to overtake the darkness that exists. Light was never intended to be hidden, but to be shared with those in darkness.
Matthew 5:14-16 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
We are commanded to take our light to others, to share the light that we have been given. Unlike the light contained within the wattage of a light bulb, the light within us is limitless exceeding outward to dispel darkness.
Isaiah 42:16 “And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.”
And, in that day when the last set of sun occurs in our lives, we will step into the dawning of Heavens light where no darkness will ever exist for all is Light.
Isaiah 60:19-20 “The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.”
And so it is that we should be reminded, the time is nearing when all that is darkness shall be put away and all will be light. Romans 13:12 “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.”