This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. I John 1:5
The older I get, the more comfortable I seem to feel saying “I don’t know”. Paradoxically, maybe it is the wisdom of age that allows me to see that there is much I do not know. Perhaps it is just feeling more comfortable with myself, knowing that I don’t need to know all the answers. At any rate, suffice it to say that I am not alone in recognizing that we live in a world of many “unknowable” things.
I recently heard a podcast that fascinated me. It was by a scientist, Dr. Michael Guillen, who is a Christian. He discussed, as a scientist, the physics of light. He also made the case that the Bible names God as light itself. He went on to point out that light is a phenomenon that is still not fully explainable. Light is both wave and particle- at the same time.
I cannot do justice to the podcast, so I will simply give you the address of the podcast (below), and you can listen for yourself. My point today, however, is not to try to understand light, or even God. I am simply saying that I am comfortable with the God I know as the infinite creator, and that as a created being, I don’t need to understand everything God made. My job is to marvel at it, study about it, and just be grateful for a creation beyond my understanding.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for an amazing creation. Let us rejoice and be glad in it, Amen