Then—Ben Franklin flew his kite in a storm and lit up the world with his discovery of electricity. We progressed from torches, oil lamps, and candle wicks to light bulbs. The arc lamp was replaced by Edison’s incandescent light bulb and since then we’ve progressed from one bright development to another.   

Now—Our country is so well lit we must travel to find darkness—did you know there are twelve designated dark sky parks in America? We cannot seem to get away from light sources. We’re warned to avoid blue light before going to bed, but we sleep in the glow of night lights and LED alarm clocks.

In Eternity—There will be no need to search for a match or an outlet—Heaven will be lit with God’s glory and Jesus will be its lamp (Rev. 21:23). We may have light from the sun and moon but we won’t need it, Jesus will literally be the Light of the world.

Neither will there be darkness within—no selfish motives, no jealousy or envy, no bitterness or anger. We will not suffer with fear, worry, or anxiety, but will dwell in perfect light… within and without. 

In the meantime…

  • “You are the light of the world… let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Jesus, Matt. 5:14,16
  • God “made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.” 2 Cor. 4:6
  • Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Ps. 119:105
  • You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. Ps. 18:28

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine,

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine,

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.