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Topic: Write an INSPIRATIONAL or DEVOTIONAL piece (04/26/07)
TITLE: The Nature of Light
By Kenn Allan
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I learned in high school physics class why colors look that way;
How light itself contains the hues of yellow, orange, and green,
Violet, two blues and red - plus some which can't be seen.
When we see objects in the light, the hue our eye detects
Is not within the thing itself but in what it reflects;
In other words, an azure ball is not azure at all—
It just reflects the azure hues from light rays as they fall.
Furthermore, when you combine all colors found in light,
The color that your eye perceives will be a brilliant white;
Yet lack of light constrains the strength of colors bouncing back,
So in the darkness things look gray or even fade to black.
Like all creations in this world, each living soul reflects
A hue determined by the light it chooses or rejects.
Five days before mankind was born, the LORD created light
And tucked the yellows, reds, and blues behind a veil of white;
He arched the colors in the sky to show what He had done,
Then gave the brilliance as a gift to His begotten Son.
So only Jesus can emit His Father's perfect hues...
The fervent reds, the peaceful greens, the empathetic blues;
He alone is seen adorned in pure aspects of light—
Transfigured brightly as the sun, His raiment blazing white.
All those who stand in Jesus' light will leave observers awed
To see a human soul reflect the attributes of God;
The closer to the LORD they stand the brighter they will shine—
Although their colors are diverse, the source remains divine.
But what of those lost in the dark or walk in shades of gray?
Reflections of His light - in us - will help them find their way.
John 8:12- "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, 'I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.'" (KJV)
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