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Let There Be Light!

        Then God said, “Let
there be light,” and there was light.  And God saw that the light was
good. Then he separated the light from the darkness.  God
called the light “day” and the darkness “night.”
  Genesis
1:3-5.
God spoke.  God breathed. God is.
Can be extinguished in this world or the next? “Where does light come from, and where does darkness go?  Can
you take each to its home? Do you know how to get there?
Job
38:19-20.  It is then we know God is faithful. I remember when I could
hold Dad’s hand and walk through the darkest of times. Now the strength, I once
knew holding on to Dad, now comes from holding on to God the Father’s hand and
walking with Him.
We watch the sun rise and set; we watch
the brilliance of the full moon and then it becomes a sliver of itself. How can
this be, from the beginning?  Is there ever an ending to the sun, will it
burn out?  Power outages accustom us to burned out bulbs at the most
difficult of times.  With God, there is no ending to the thought of light’s
stoppage. It is one of God’s creations in the beginning.
 
       The
Word gave life to everything that was created, and His life brought light
to everyone.  The light shines in the darkness, and
the darkness can never extinguish it.
  John 1:4-5.
        
How long does a man-made light bulb last?  Mother (Anna Daisy Siemens)
wrote the true story of one three-hundred-watt bulb installed in the new
garage.  The roofing was in place, with beams of poplar lumber that would
last for a lifetime.  My brothers made concrete blocks and placed them for
the walls of the garage.  Then came the light to fix cars at night. 
        
On June 10, 1967, a tornado raked through Watonga.  The roof blew against
the house.  The concrete blocks scattered across the yard.  The walls
rebuilt, and the roof replaced by a crane.  The garage rewired, and when
the switch in on position, the three-hundred-watt bulb burned as bright as
ever.  Dad died in 1979 and when my brothers, now grandfathers, or Mom
needed something from the old garage, there was plenty of light.
        
Yet, there is a light created by God brighter than anything we can see and
it cannot be extinguished. We only need the desire from Father God to find
this light.  Your Word is a
lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path
. Psalm 119:105.  One joy
is reading His Word and the brilliance of His light shines through our
understanding of our great Lord.
        
I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me, there is no God.
I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me so
that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may
know there is none besides me. I am the Lord, and there is no
other I form the light and create darkness, I bring
prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things.
 Isaiah
45:5-7.
        
Then Jesus came.  Who is this Man? Many still ask today.  They do not
see a need for Jesus. When Jesus spoke
again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever
follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

John 4:18.
        
What happens when we die? Trusting in Jesus and letting Him lead gives us
Eternal Life.  It is not something we earn with brownie points or what we
do. Therefore, Grace is called a Gift. We will go to Heaven.  So, we are always confident, even though we
know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the
Lord.  For we live by believing and not by seeing
. 2
Corinthians 5:6-7.
        
And the city has no need of sun or moon,
for the glory of God illuminates the city, and the Lamb is its light.
 
Revelation 21:23. There are no power outages in Heaven.  Nothing needs to
be replaced or repaired. Jesus, the Lamb, is
truly the only Light that illuminates all of Heaven.  There
are no dark corners where evil may hide.
        
Our darkest corner with no light on earth is when we refuse to love others and
forgive.  Loving and trusting Jesus in all things gives confidence for the
Hope that is ours through Him. There is no static, hurt feelings or lack of
love in us. 
        
Isaiah writes, “It was in the year King
Uzziah died that I saw the Lord. He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the
train of His robe filled the Temple. 
 Attending
Him were mighty seraphim, each having six wings. With two wings they covered
their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. 
 They were calling out to each other, ‘Holy, holy,
holy is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies! The whole earth is filled with his glory!’”
Isaiah 6:1-3.

         The Word gave life to everything that was created, and His life brought
light to everyone.  The light shines in the
darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it
.  John
1:4-5

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