“For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.” Psalm 36:9
One of the wonders of walking with God is the promise that as we spend time in his presence, reading his Word, seeking him in private prayer, attending public worship, the light we receive from him enables us to see the light of his truth and glory which he has woven throughout the created order. The believer is granted an appetite, a discernment, a taste for light, and can revel in that light wherever it is discovered.
Of all people, Christians should be the most engaged with their world and their culture. Basking in the light of our gracious Father, we are set free to delight in the glimmering of God’s glory wherever it appears, not only in the natural world, but even in and through the minds of those who don’t acknowledge him. Film, poetry, art, music: so much of it points to the brightness of God’s goodness and majesty. “Great are the works of the Lord,” writes the Psalmist, “studied by all who delight in them.”
Let’s then be students of the works of God, wherever they appear. Taking time and care to pursue the light of his presence, let’s be the kind of people who are delighted to see God’s light in every corner of the earth. Let the world be astonished by our joy as we savour the light and glory of our eternal Father.
To God alone be the glory,