Light, Life and Intelligence
The process of discovery and learning often begins with a theory. Where do our theories come from? They can come from information that is readily observable or that has been observed by others that we become aware of.
Think about the science of light that we understand and the science we have yet to discover. Who would have imagined 60 years ago that we could cut metal with light, split apart atoms and perform delicate surgery. The complexity of it is astounding and we take for granted the common experience of its existence. Something invisible makes all things visible.
On a clear night the sky reveals to us thousands of lights even millions and billions now that we have advance light gathering instruments. Stars that seem to offer eternal light when we learn something of their composition and the time that their light has been traveling. Our own sun has a scientifically theorized life of 10 billion years. A seeming eternity to the mortal life span.
From the light of our sun and its power, we derive energy to live. Solar power is endless so far as we are concerned and as we seek to harness it there is a certain freedom to having it. It can charge batteries to hold power and it charges all the elements of earth so they work together to produce the food and energy that we need each day to live.
Just as batteries can be charged from a source of power, even the sun, the earth is charged by the power of the sun and would die without it. Our bodies are charged by the things this earth produces.
We speak of the light of the world and the light of Christ. A light that "emanates" from the presence of God to fill the immensity of space. We speak of the True Light, that lighteth every man and woman that comes into the world.
Which truth shineth. This is the light of Christ. As also he is in the sun, and the light of the sun, and the power thereof by which it was made."
In full light we can see the broad spectrum of colors. In dim light we are limited and can't see the wonder of color. Our photoreceptors determine what we see. Is there a broader spiritual spectrum that we could see with receptors that were refined to see it?
All of our mortal science that is accurate is just a subset of God's science which is all truth. True theology is just the science of what we have yet to learn with our limited scientific discovery. They have become separate fields of study when they are really one and the same.
It isn't hard for me to imagine beings of a glorious nature, filled with light that stand above us in celestial power, yet seek to share with us the power of their light. Our spirit is the offspring of such beings. We are created in their image.
Our spirit is eternal, this body is temporary. "Intelligence or the light of truth was not created or made, neither indeed can be." The spirit and its intelligence can control the body. It is the more powerful, the eternally powerful center of our personal existence. It has no beginning and no end. Its capacity is limited though unless united to the greater power of our Savior. Just as the sun charges our physical bodies the Son of God can rejuvenate, feed and perfect our spirits. Our resurrected body will be like unto his body if we obey his precepts.
The body and spirit as they are currently bound together in some fashion allows the light and power of each to act together. When the organic light of the mortal body gives out and dies, the eternal light of the spiritual intelligence continues on. The intelligence is eternal, it is perpetual energy and light. So to will be our resurrected state.
Together for a time, their combined function is learned as we exercise faith and gain experience. While our physical bodies may appear to be of a solid substance, we are composed of atoms and energy fields that are particles of light.
We speak our words and they travel as waves into devices that convert them to light. They pass through walls, the air, wires and great networks of connections to those that we direct them to. Billions are taking place simultaneously and they get to where we send them with extreme almost perfect accuracy.
We also broadcast perfect pictures with ever greater clarity around the world, into space and into the homes of almost every person on the planet. While men have conceived these great systems, their foundation is in eternal truth and God has revealed them for our use.
Is it so hard to see that God can hear or sense or feel our prayers as we send out our light emitting emotion and faith and direct it toward His presence? Is it hard to imagine all of our doings being recorded to stand with us at future judgement day where the recording of our bodies is revealed?
If we fail to see and accept the power that Christ desires to give us, the judgement will be a time of acknowledgement. A time when we know whether or not our desire was to have the greater light or to proceed on our own with limited light or even in darkness at noon day.
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