If you have ever checked out the Emeth website, you will notice three words, “Truth, Light, and Love.” These words are the gateway to the Spiritual Nuggets. You may also recall that two of these words have been spotlighted as topics.
Although the word light has not been a topic, during the holiday season, it takes center stage. Joy, hope, cheer, and goodness all seem to suggest light. Lights appear everywhere, signaling a time of joy and love.
In scientific terms, light results when a primary energy source is converted into electricity. A light bulb produces visible light from electric power. We also have the natural light from day, moon, and stars. On the human side, the origin of light is symbolic of brightness, shine, glow, and spirit in the life of mankind. More important, light is the all-inclusive essence of God.
Each one of us has the opportunity to enjoy light within our minds and intellect. How we interact with light will reflect in our lives and our spirits (soul). Our pathway during our life journey will be filled with either light or darkness. We determine our destination.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, is a secular metaphor that clearly illustrates darkness and light as shown through the character known as Ebenezer Scrooge. He is a mean-spirited, miserly old man who treats his nephew and his other employees, heartlessly and unfairly. He was clearly a man filled with darkness. After ghostly visits from his former business partner and three other ghosts, past, present, and future, he is faced with his final destination of death. This reality instilled terror in his soul and leads him to open his heart to the light and joy of Christmas. He responds with kindness and love to his family and others.
Darkness is in direct contrast to light. It breeds and thrives on:
On the other hand, light cultivates and nurtures:
God intended the light to be good, and it was. When he spoke the words, “Let there be light,” all chaos, darkness, and desolation were wiped away. It signaled the beginning of creation and life.
We are instructed to walk in the light so we can see where we are going. (I John 1:7) When we stumble around in darkness, we begin to harbor the disposition of a troll. Creative energy is squashed, and the dawn of the spectacular and miraculous, is strangled.
Practice living in the light, and keep your pathway lit!