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December 1, 2013

Some of the greatest intellects in the world have studied light, that portion of the electromagnetic spectrum we can see with the naked eye.

Pythagoras believed that light rays exit from the eye to strike an object. Epicurus argued the reverse. Aristotle wrote that, “Light is nothing of substance. It is indefinable, featureless, and it is therefore pointless to contemplate its nature.”  Galileo attempted to measure the speed of light, but concluded that existing methods were inadequate to the task. Sir Isaac Newton developed the theory of color using a prism.

Albert Einstein used thought experiments to contemplate light. “What if one were to run after a ray of light?” Einstein asked, himself. “If one were to run fast enough, would it no longer move at all?” “What if one were riding on the beam?”

In the beginning, God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Watch a sunrise sometime. Watch the sunlight pour slowly over the mountains, like honey, filling each nook and hilltop, each crevice and ridge, with vibrant color.  If you look hard, you can almost catch a glimpse of that first dawn.

All aspects of this amazing universe are worthy of study. But we need not be scientists to stand in awe of the Creator.  He promises us more than beauty, more than light. He promises us love and life everlasting. He promises us justice like a light to all people – across all boundaries, across all barriers.

“ ‘Listen to Me, My people; and give ear to Me, O My nation: for law will proceed from Me, and I will make justice rest as a light of the peoples’ ” (Is. 51: 4).

Lord God, You gave Your only Son, Jesus, that justice might be done, and our debt of sin paid.

So often in this world we see justice fail. Evil triumphs over good, lies are accepted as truth, and the weak are trampled.  This grieves us, Lord.

Speak to the hearts of those charged with rendering justice.  Revive our nation, we beg of You. And use this great country of ours to spread the Gospel throughout the world.



  1. I didn’t see the religious twist coming. Found the quotes in the beginning interesting.

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