I am absolutely fascinated by the way Jesus is compared to light (or is it light compared to Jesus?). I know a teeny bit about the physics of light, but what I do know is very interesting (Is it an energy wave or a particle? Or both? It acts like both. How can it be both?). In every case where Jesus is described as Light, the physics of light can be used to explain the analogy. For example, John 12:46 says “I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.” The idea is that where a light is shining, the darkness is broken. No matter how small the light nor how vast the darkness, the light will penetrate the darkness. And, physically speaking, all the darkness in the world cannot cover that light. A fascinating idea indeed. Our hope can remain among all the darkness in our lives – the Light of Jesus is still shining, and will continue to shine for it cannot be diminished by the darkness.
I hesitate to do this, but I’ve added a new link to my blogroll. On first glance, this looks like a seriously deranged abomination. But, if you are familiar with C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters, you will recognize fairly quickly that some sharp witted individual has taken up the cause and is using the darkness of Satan to show us the Light of the World. I’m particularly fond of his (or her) first post. Where will you be when the Saints gather this week?