As Paul continues his second letter to the believers in Corinth, he describes the Good News of Jesus Christ as a glorious light. Those who do not believe do not see this light; Satan is hard at work to keep them blinded, to keep a veil in place to hide the glorious Good News of Jesus Christ.

But the same Creator God, Who, at the beginning said “Let there be Light!”, is at work today, creating light in the hearts of those who believe in Him, dispelling the darkness that was once there.

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“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.” 2 Corinthians 4:6 NLT

“God is Light,” the apostle John tells us, “and in Him there is no darkness at all.” At the creation, the command of God sent light into a hitherto dark and empty world. Then, Adam disobeyed God, bringing spiritual darkness, the separation from the God Who is Light, to the entire race of mankind.

But God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, the Light of the world. Jesus was the exact image of His Father in everything He said and did– every one who saw Him saw His Father also. The Glory of God was seen, in the face of Jesus Christ– in His compassion, His healing, His teaching, and His absolute incorruptibility. He has come to make it possible for us to know Him, to know His Father. And as we open our hearts to Him in faith, the Light of God shines into our own hearts. We begin to see the glory of God, and, as we see Him, we are changed into His image by His Spirit. (See 2 Corinthians 3:18)

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