“Darkness comes before light” intriguing words spoken by Teddy an African photographer, taking amazing photos of the wildlife in Botswana”…. said the insert on the TV programme I had watched. Intriguing indeed for me, as I have recently been investigating the subject of light.
What is light ? There are many interesting levels to the concept of light; my play on opposite words searches hard to find an understanding e.g. light or darkness, day or night, morning or evening. And of course on another level the opposites of truth or lies, right or wrong, good or evil, knowledge or ignorance put another spin on Light, -which also needs to be explored one day.
One thing is for sure, there is a clear distinction between Light and Dark, yet these two opposite dimensions can run parallel to each other.
So what actually is light ?
Wikipedia says :
“Light is electromagnetic radiation within a certain portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. The word usually refers to visible light.
The electromagnetic spectrum : infrared rays, ultraviolet rays, micro waves, radio waves and gamma rays.
Like all types of light, visible light is emitted and absorbed in tiny “packets” called photons and exhibit properties of both waves and particles.
Our whole universe is covered in darkness, yet were it not for the light we would never know it ! Light makes all the difference. Without light our material world would not exist. Therefore light is imperative to our existence.
Quantum Physics’ String Theory says “every form of Matter or Energy is the result of the Strings vibration” Ref : http://www.louis-delmonte.com
I’ve also read somewhere that “all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration.”
As far back as 2008, I became inquisitive about the universe and quantum physics – this just through an email I received from a friend, on the subject titled : Keys to your Quantum Leap. It was an article written by David van Koevering. Here are some snippets from the email.
“Years ago, as a young scientist and inventor, I worked with Dr. Bob Moog and together we gave the music world the first performance keyboards called Moog synthesizers. I learned to work with electrons and photons – tiny elements that are so small they can’t be seen ! Yet these invisible elements cause all electronic devices to work. This project caused me to ask the question, ‘Is there more to our universe than what I can perceive through my senses?’ ”
He continues …. “1 Corinthians 1:28 says, “… God (has) chosen…things which are not (the invisible) to bring to nought things which are (the visible)” This Scripture makes sense only when you understand it at the atomic and subatomic level. Everything is made up of atoms, which are frequencies of energy. These frequencies of energy are the voice of Jesus causing all things to be ! Atoms are made up of subatomic particles, and subatomic particles are made up of superstings (which are toroidal vortices of energy).
Superstrings are tiny donut shaped packets of energy that spin at a frequency – or sing as in a pitch.”
This rang true for me and lined up with one of my very special Scriptures.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.
All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things and in Him all things consist. Colossians 1: 15-17
Could this be a place where Quantum Physics lines up with Theology ?
I have been thinking hard and long on the subjects of Light and Darkness. Now darkness is even more intriguing than light because seemingly even the brilliant minds of quantum physicists do not yet know the whys whats and wherefores of darkness.
You will find a little more on my inquiry into darkness – if you click on God Calling in this Blog’s menu bar.
I think the words of Teddy, the African photographer are more accurate than he realises “darkness comes before light” Perhaps Teddy also reads the Bible for it opens with these verses : In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep……
The electromagnetic fields of atoms photons electrons, waves, vibrations, frequencies, pitch, and all the brilliant quantum physics stuff, to me, all point to sound (light) – which is energy.
The genius and enquiring Einstein puts a whole lot of ‘light on the matter of our universe’ (chuckle !) – with his famous formula
E = MC 2 Energy is equal to Mass multiplied by the Speed of Light squared.
But how did light come to be ? Where did it originate ? According to the Bible light was created through spoken words, – (sounds vibrations pitches) by the Creator of all Matter.
Then God said, “Let there by light” and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good, and God divided the light from the darkness…… ” Genesis 1:3
The Big Bang occurred and the platform for our physical material world was set up for the history, not only of the cosmos, but for our planet Earth, and for our world down through a l l the ages. All put in place for a special reason and an intended purpose. The scene Space-Time – our Universe – was set in motion; and it began with sound vibrations – creating light, creating matter, creating life.
So God used quantum science to create our universe ? I think yes, for how else would we mere mortals be able to come to know Him or understand His unfathomable wisdom?
Essential for understanding, a part from knowledge – which is a form of light, is revelation – a deeper form of light.
Revelation means “… the making known of something that was previously secret or unknown” Ref http://www.en.oxforddictionaries.com
By putting a spotlight on the first verses of John 1:5 more revelation is given
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend it.
Words are for communicating. A communication system was put in place. How else will we clearly communicate with each other. Words are essential for any form of faith, development or advancement; and especially so too, communication with the Creator of the universe. He is not so distant, and has a desire to communicate with His creation. He has a desire to tell us His story of restoration.
The Light and the Word are found in the person of Jesus Christ, all wrapped up in one mystery, a hidden secret in full view for those who want to see, want to hear, and want to believe the Word of God, – the story of our universe on display through the brilliant mind of God. Oh wow, how amazing is that ?
Yet, there is still so much we don’t know. So much the quantum physicists could fill in for us as they come into new light of scientific knowledge. Until then, it is Faith that will carry us on to the time of revelation …. and resurrection.
Resurrection ? A new start, a restoration. The cross of Christ is another beginning of another sequence in the here and the now and the hereafter, of the unfolding story of God. A story He has written with tiny you and tiny me in mind. A story He started when He spoke our universe into existence with these words
” Let there be Light “
Speak the Word, and light a candle in the dark.
Wishing all a reflective Easter season as we look to the Cross of Jesus Christ, the Light of the world, Who died for us that we might be a light in the darkness.