Two Kinds of Light

“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”  -II Corinthians 4:6

“Howbeit, that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.”  -I Corinthians 15:46

“…So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; and should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he doesn’t know how. For the earth brings forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, then the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest is come.”  -Mark 4:26-29

Have you ever thought about how interesting that leading scripture from Mark is?

As I was thinking about writing this inspirational, my mind went to an unusual chart which the Holy Spirit inspired and revealed to my father in 1937.  The chart displays the principles by which our Divine God has revealed Himself to man throughout historical times — by light revealed to men physically, light revealed to men legally, and light revealed to men spiritually.

To me it is strange that, in the purposes of God, the revelation and reality of physical light came before the revelation and experience of spiritual light.

Light is a strange phenomenon.  It is the only entity that I know of that can appear in the form of rays as well as in physical (quanta) form.  When light goes through a grating, it can switch from ray form to physical form and back again.  It is as if it has a physical and a non-physical mode of expression, which it does.

On my recent trip to Kenya, I had cause to think about this same subject.  Years ago when we first went to reach out to the Maasai, there was nothing but people, cattle and manure-and-stick-covered dwellings in the undeveloped bush.  Now, in that same location there is a well, irrigation farming, school and church.  Even further, our national director has informed me that she appealed to the regional Kenyan Power and Light Company, and they have agreed to take electricity to the Maasai community at Emuruadikir.  Can you imagine what an impact this will have on this place and on these people?

Some years ago, a WME donor wanted to communicate with a Maasai student by email.  We took an opportunity to videotape the area to provide some explanation to the donor.  We showed a typical Maasai hut.  We arranged to speak to the head school teacher in front of it.  Did he know what the internet was?  No!  Did he know what a computer was?  No!  Did he have electrical power?  No!  Did he have a telephone link?  No!

But that was then; and this is now.  And what about the future?  I see a proliferation of two kinds of light, but especially the light that is spiritual.  I can see a computer lab at the school with power for computers.  If power is there, can phone links be far behind?  I can see Maasai children and adults trained to use programs like MS Word.  I can see light available for the people to use at night for classes and for cooking.  And physical light and its blessing will be followed by spiritual and academic light and their blessings.

I foresee the light of the glory of God revealed in the face of Jesus Christ to men, women and children in a mighty way.

 By John G. Cathcartwww.wme.org

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