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I understand that Life would not, and could not exist without a causal purpose. The value of man is given through the God-man, Jesus; who also created and gives the universe all its splendor. The transcendent authority of Scripture provides man with its narrative and intention. That intention comes full circle through the everlasting, sacrificial act of the Righteous Servant – Yeshua.
One of the most captivating aspects of the material world that symbolizes Christ is the nature of light. The Bible consistently reveres Christ as the symbol of Light. Light, today, is defined as electromagnetic radiation made visible to us. Electromagnetism, from the human perspective, equates light as being visible to us at 390 to 740 nanometers in wavelength. The sun’s light is what gives life to all things on Earth. When the Bible was written thousands of years ago, the ancients didn’t know that light was actually, in higher thought, electromagnetic radiation. They did not have the knowledge and technology to specify the concept any further than they had. But even now as the definition has gained depth, the nature of the concept is just as pertinent today as it was thousands of years ago. Electromagnetism is one of the four foundational elements to the universe; the cosmos could not exist the way it does without it. Specifically, without the very delicate, finely tuned balance between the strength of gravity and the strength of electromagnetic forces, the universe wouldn’t be able to produce the fruitfulness we see, let alone exist in any sort of order.
When understood, the attributes of ‘light’ are seen as a natural expression of Christ’s pivotal role in salvation history. When you grasp the physical nature of light, you see how it directly correlates to the supernature of Christ. The Bible consistently symbolizes light with Christ. Quantum Physical theories say that Light or Electromagnetic energy is what holds all quanta particles together. A single photon emits energy (heat) and acts as the force carrying agent of quantum objects – thus, all matter is held forcefully together by and made up of light!
We understand that visible light (electromagnetic energy) is a central component in the universe’s existence. More importantly, Christ plays the same vital role not only through the physical sustainment of the universe; but personally in the hidden, eternal world our spirits inhabit. We identify spiritual light in a figurative way, which is associated with truth and life; contrarily darkness is coupled with evil and death. We know that Jesus is the same way, and the Enemy is his opposite.
Scripture reveals through the Holy Spirit that all believers are infused with the light of Christ. Our fallen human nature ordinarily views this comparison of the “light of Christ in man” in an allegorical way, but I believe it’s much more authentic when taken in a literal sense. When angels and demons gaze upon our world, they witness and behold this “light” that infests the hearts of believers. It’s a light of brilliance, warmth, and purity, and is unyielding: giving no adversary a chance of overcoming it. This “light of Christ” will become tangibly seen in the next life and is revealed to a select number of people throughout the ages in visionary accounts, and who (through the Holy Spirit) often by means of literature make the divine knowledge known to the rest of us.
As a result, we must heed to the fact that all things were created by and for Jesus. There is a future accountability to be held by all men. We are houseguests in someone else’s cosmic residence. More directly, we are inhabitants to the true Jehovah’s universe. Time was put into spin by our Lord for the purpose of a future summit, colliding at the exclamation point of the Savior, Christ Jesus. God the Father freely and caringly gave all His authority and power to the God-man, Christ. So therefore, we must take high remark to the gospel message of scripture. We must revere and understand the magnificence of the glory and splendor of Christ.
Physicist and Theologian Lambert Dolphin summarizes the true nature of Christ’s “light” in a poignant sense, “The whole point about Jesus being Light is that the splendor and radiance of His immediate presence is so intense it must be veiled in clouds of thick darkness. Otherwise mere mortals would be burned to a crisp if they came into the unveiled presence of His effulgent power”.
Therefore, the light of Christ is similar to the incandescent nature of photonic light, but is infinitely more pure, vivid, and substantial; and if this light were unveiled to us now in our earthly state, we would simply be unmade. But when the coming age arrives, we will see how this light of Christ is the same light that surfeits and forges the heavenly worlds. How wonderful it is to contemplate! This glorious truth moves us to freely and joyfully prepare ourselves, in the midst of a broken world full of pain and confusion, for the holy ecstasy of eternity that awaits those who lovingly pursue Him.
We can rest in the fact the Christ was not merely a man of selfless livelihood. He is everything, and everything is in Him, by Him, and for Him – He’s ever-before the first and ever-after the last. The tangible point I can freely praise is the fact that the true nature of the “light of Christ” is far beyond our imagination and our human definition of “good”. The all-pervading, uplifting radiance that starlight (in our case, sunlight) exhibits through in our consciousness (purity, peace) and throughout our universe (electromagnetism), paints us an original picture of Christ’s direct correspondence with Light, both corporeally and spiritually. The nature of Light is a symbol of the nature of Jesus. This isn’t by accident! Light is shown, through new physics, to be more fundamental than matter itself! What a profound assertion this is. The light we behold on earth is but a whisper to the true magnificence of the light (Christ’s light) we will be immersed in, come the age of heaven. We see a glimpse of this truth in our lives on earth, but, like all things, will only truly be revealed in the day to come.