Light from Heaven

Light from Heaven

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

On this day in 1719 for the first time in recorded New England history, people throughout that area saw the northern lights. To those stunned observers, these lights seemed beyond explanation. We can’t imagine what thoughts went through their minds with the appearance of a “pillar of smoke and a flame ascending in heaven” (Mather).

They could not have known what actually was taking place or the cause of this phenomenon. To this day, these lights remain a sight of amazement and wonder as well as continued mystery.

Throughout history, the skies have born witness to other mysteries, like the star that led the Magi to the baby Jesus. Years later, Saul (later Paul) encountered a mysterious light on the road to Damascus. Jesus spoke to him through this light and changed his life.

The Bible reminds us of the importance of light for the work of God. He guides us through His light (Exodus 13:21) and in His light “we see light” (Psalm 36:9). Jesus was the “true Light” (John 1:9) and came “as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness” (John 12:46). And because Jesus has come and given His light to us, now we are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14).

Let God shine His light into your life. Let the light of His Kingdom shine through you for all to see!