Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Metaphor of Light

(We) don’t see light; we see what it touches. It is more or less invisible, made from nothing, just purposed and focused energy, infinite in its power (if fired into a vacuum, it will go on forever). How fitting then for God to create an existence, then a metaphor, as if to say, here is something entirely unlike you, outside of time (since light is faster than time), infinite in its power and thrust: here is something you cannot understand. Throughout the remainder of the Bible, God calls Himself light.

- Donald Miller in Through Painted Deserts

2 comments:

Warren said...

That is my favorite part in the whole book so far... I'm on chapter 5.

themolk said...

Totally off topic but somewhat related, I like Billy Graham's explanation of God's spirit interacting with us as like the wind...

"Have you seen the wind? I've seen the effects of the wind, but I've never seen the wind..."