Light, Life and Intelligence
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.
On a clear night the sky reveals to us thousands of lights. Stars that seemingly 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.
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?
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 controlled by light.
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 to darkness.
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