Monday, January 28, 2013

all i want is to be in the light.

sometimes you read one verse, which reminds you of another verse, which leads to you to look at the notes in your esv study bible, which leads you to an entirely different verse.

it all started with this verse:

“The Lord is God, and he has made his light to shine upon us.” Psalm 118:27

which is references the benediction found in Numbers 6:24-26, "The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace."

which made me think of God's unapproachable light found in I Timothy 6:15b-16:

“…he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.”

that lead me to Revelation:

21:23-25 “And the city of has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, and its gates will never be shut by day-and there will be no night there.

22:4-5 “They (God’s servants) will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads, and night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.”

so, basically the Lord God, who dwells in unapproachable light, has made us HIS light to shine upon the earth. one day, His redeemed people from every nation, tribe, and tongue will dwell forever in this beautiful light. can our finite minds even begin to grasp this?