Monday, May 23, 2011

Arise,shine for your light is come ......!

I have but recently forayed into the world of photography.
The play of light and shadows have been fascinating me quite a bit.
One of my favourite so far has been that of light filtering through the window into a dark room.
Going into the physics of it,there are only two ways in which a ray of light can be seen .One is if it falls directly into the eye and second is if it is reflected through a medium.
For the rays of light falling into the dark room the medium is the tiny dust particles suspended in the air,each one oscillating at it's own frequency and dispersing the light waves thus giving us the visual treat.
Fascinating,I thought.I wondered what would be the charecteristics in the particles that made such miraculous phenomenon a possibility.
I enumerated three,there might be more.
The particle by the smallness and the lightness of it's being was suspended mid-air.(What processes it must have been through to reach that form.)
It was literally living on the edge,a simple gale could displace it in any direction.
It has no light of it's own.It's beauty thus, is entirely that of the sun's light.
We are called to live lives like that in these times.
It draws a parellel to the prophecy of Isaiah ,"Arise,shine for your light is come.
The glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See the darkness covers the earth
and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you
and his glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your dawn."
As Jesus says in Mathew 5 vs.14-16
"You are the light of the world...a city on a hill cannot be hidden.."
Therefore Arise,shine for the your light is come...The glory of the Lord rises upon you.
This arising is a deliverence from inaction that comes by the empowerment of the Holy spirit.It is the light of GOd being reflected by the people of God....To shine with a beauty which is not our own...
As Paul puts it in Ephesians 5vs 14-"Arise o'sleeper from the dead and Christ will shine on you".
May it be so.

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