I recently stumbled across the above image as I was searching for photos on the internet. It strikes me as a wonderful visual of what God has done for this dead world through the gospel of Jesus Christ. We were all, at one time or another, living in absolute darkness, but God Himself intervened with His marvelous light.
I find it fascinating how darkness always flees from light. It cannot remain where light is. In the glorious gospel, God has broken through Satan's grip, and has brought light and life. As I think on these things, I'm overwhelmed by the infinite grace of God. If not for His intervention, there would be no salvation, no goodness, no charity, no kindness, and no love. We would still be sitting in the dark, unaware of our wretched state.
I'm reminded of a few verses that speak of the light of God:
"In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." John 1:4-5
"For God, who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." II Cor. 4:6
"For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light." Ephesians 5:8
"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." I Peter 2:9
"This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all." I John 1:5
"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin." I John 1:7
Let's take great joy in living in this light today, while at the same time sharing it with those who are still in the dark.