How can one explain what light is?
How can we avoid the scientific terminology and yet understand?
And how can we analyze what spiritual light is?
I don't know!
It seems that we are asking the wrong question ...
What is needed is not an explanation of light,
but an experience of light -
only this will quiet the seeking of the mind.
The only way to know spiritual light is to experience it.
And to really understand we must see it -
only this will satisfy the seeking of the heart.
This Light has meaning only when we find it present in our lives.
God is the Source of Light and it is to Him we must look.
Light is, because God is.
If we want to be illuminated in our understanding we need only to look to Him.
One thing is certain in the Word of God:
Light and the darkness don't mix.
From whence then comes this madness of pushing the limits of what is acceptable in the Christian faith?
What is this insane rushing to go to the absolute limit of the "permissible" in the pew and in the pulpit, in order to facilitate our own plans and purposes?
The Light of God flees from all such things.
If we look at a source of light, all else is dark and shadowy.
If we embrace the way the earthly realm operates does it not say to us that we have never really seen the Light "as it is in Christ Jesus."
To enter into such derangement is to enter realms of obscurity ...
and the simple and glorious gospel becomes lost in darkness.
Can we cut ourselves free from the things which bind mankind -
the fear of man, the greed of ambition, and all other self interest?
Can we turn to the Light to behold "with open face,"
until the brightness of His person illuminates all within,
and the darkness is no more?
Paul saw the Light and said, "I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: (Phil. 3.8)
There was no limit,
no half-way commitment.
There was only a walking in that Light which "shineth more and more unto the perfect day." (Pr. 4.18)
- a walking step by step, without rest or stopping places.
This is the same pathway God sets before us ..."let us run."