The sun and the moon are the two brightest sources of natural light in our world. The Bible teaches they are not even close to the light of God, the Everlasting Light. One day God will remove the sun and moon and we will live entirely in His light. Every mention of a prophet seeing the light of God included him “falling down as if dead.” Not only is it bright, but it is pure.
Light and dark are evocative words in Hebrew and the Bible makes clear that they cannot coexist. Darkness does not cover light. Darkness exists. Light dispels it. Light is used metaphorically in the Bible as God’s divine presence, life, salvation, commandments, love, and wisdom.
God’s Everlasting Light is meant not only as a physical manifestation of His presence, but also a description of His character.
“The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light; but the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.”
1 John 1:5, Psalm 104:1-2, Habakkuk 3:3-4, 1 Timothy 6:16, Revelation 21:23, Isaiah 9:2, Malachi 4:2, James 1:17, Matthew 17:2, Job 25:5, Isaiah 24:23, Ezekiel 1:22, Ezekiel 1:26-28, Isaiah 9:2
When have you felt as if the Everlasting Light of God, Or Olam in Hebrew, was being covered by the chaos of darkness?
Repent of sometimes thinking that the light of Or Olam is like natural light in our world—present at times and absent at others.
Pray and ask Or Olam to shine His light into the scary dark places in your life or your heart.
Listen and think about what it means that you carry the light of Or Olam in you. What must darkness do in your presence?
Meditate and ask the Holy Spirit where He would like you to carry the light that is inside you. Who needs to see Or Olam through the way you live your life?