Of Light and Shadow



Of Light and Shadow

Our Heavenly Father is the “Father of Lights” who does not change nor cast a shifting shadow.   see James 1:17

For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night.   see  1 Thessalonians 5:5

We, His children, are called to be “salt and light” to the world.  We are to let our light shine before others so that we may glorify Him.   see Matthew 5:13-16

I was thinking about the depth of the “light” metaphor when something occurred to me.  Better yet, something was revealed to me about Him, and that is this, a short phrase that is full of meaning:

“A light can have no shadow cast upon it.”

My Lord gave me this phrase!  It is amazing!  I hope to expand on it and develop it.

Some corollaries I can think of at the moment are these:

*Nothing can cast a shadow on a light that shines in all directions at once.

*Nothing can cast a shadow on The Source of all light.  Likewise, nothing can cast a shadow on His Children of Light.

*In a sense, only something that has no light of its own can cast a shadow, and have a shadow cast upon it, for example, a human body.

*In another sense, one’s spirit and soul can have shadow cast upon them or they can be a source of light, depending on who your father, your master, or your god is……

*Light and darkness can’t exist at the same time in the same place.  Where light is, darkness flees!

What is the deeper meaning of “true light”, and of “the shadow of darkness”?  This could get very deep, if it hasn’t already, but I will leave it here. For now.

Light and shadow.  Daylight and darkness.  Good and evil.  The Father of Light, and the  father of lies.  Metaphors given to us in great supply to enhance our understanding.  It was given to me, but this is for you, dear reader:

“A light can have no shadow cast upon it.”



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