Little light of mine: the brilliance of Gods great treasure
The sun is over 93,000,000 miles from Earth. Yet even through our ozone layer, our skin can easily be burned by its intensity, even on a cloudy day. At nearly 10 million degrees Fahrenheit on its surface, the sun could easily melt even the most heat tolerant element on our planet (tungsten). Its light is as bright as 400 trillion trillion 100-watt light bulbs. Amazingly, it is visible from 58 light years away or 340,960,281,392,407 miles. Just looking at the sun’s light too long can permanently damage our retinas. And the God who created the sun, places this light in our hearts. This is the light that pushes out all darkness.
It does not matter what we have done, or who we have hurt, the intensity of God’s glory can easily erase any wrong if we simply invite him in. God’s treasure. Our God is the light of the world.
"For God, who said, 'Let there be light in the darkness,' has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves." 2 Corinthians 4:6-7
Photographer’s Notes– Capturing “Shining Through’
The imagery we were capturing was to show the sun from a dark, shaded place on Earth. A narrow aperture was used to accentuate the sun’s rays breaking through the forest trees and shining all around. We wanted an image that stated, “without God’s light, we are all dark on the inside, just like this forest. Inviting God’s light in quickly erodes the darkness and fills our surroundings with his glory.” There is only light and darkness. Pushing God out leaves a dark void. inviting him in pushes out the dark. God does not dwell in darkness. The more we invite him into our lives, the less foothold darkness has in our soul.
Written by Jon Frederick