As a young boy, I was always fascinated with light. I loved playing with flashlights! I was amazed that I could close myself in the darkest closet and with the flick of a switch, Shazam; there was light! As I grew older, I discovered that not all flashlights were created equal! The small flashlight that mom had attached on her keychain was no match for my dad’s multi-battery Mag Light.
I once stayed with friends for a couple of weeks on their farm. That farm had a lot of things that captured my attention. Their house was an OLD farmhouse with many antiquated things. One of those things I had never seen was push-button light switches that turned the lights off and on.
What amazed me was when you pushed the “off button”, there was a slight pause between pressing the button and when the room was actually dark. Every night I played a game with that switch. I would press the button and then try to get in bed before the room got dark. I never beat it.
In the Bible, God is referred to as light; “”…God is light; in him, there is no darkness at all.” 1 John1:5. Unlike flashlights, God’s glory (Brightness) cannot be compared. Revelation 21:23 Isaiah 60:19
But unlike the push-button lights in the farm that paused; God’s light is instantaneous; “God spoke: “Light!” And light appeared.” Genesis 1:3 (MSG) When we confess our sins and surrender our lives; we are changed instantly. Darkness now becomes light. 1 John 5:8