Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Light

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and deity; so that they are without excuse: (Rom 1:20)

Today's post is about light.  It is one of the things needed by all plants to grow.  In fact, some seeds won't even germinate without light.  It becomes quite obvious how new seedlings and young plants crave the light when grown near a window.

New Seedlings Reaching Toward the Light

These young purple hyacinth bean plants turn their leaves up toward the passing sun that shines through our sliding glass door.  Each leaf, in an effort to present the maximum surface area to the light, bends and turns itself to follow the sun's arc across the sky.  The leaves move continuously during the daylight hours to follow the sunlight.

Nature's Solar Panels

When the sun drops out of sight, the plant leaves become motionless, dropping down to their sides, waiting for the return of the sun.

Waiting for the sunrise

Scripture tells us that Yeshua (Jesus) is the light of the world.  Are we as anxious as these plants to turn towards Him?  To make Him our focus, even if that means doing what might be uncomfortable and needing to alter our course to follow the light?

Then spoke Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12)

1 comment:

  1. Hey! Great little post...I like your tie-in with the verses. You should definitely do it more often!