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Archive for August 29th, 2007

Radiance

Radiance GuardedSome of my favorite verses in the Bible are found in Hebrews 1:1-4 [link]. And as a person interested in Science the word radiance [link] continues to catch my attention every time I read it. Another word for radiance is effulgence [link] which simmers with outcasting of energy in the very pronunciation of the word. We don’t see material; we see light. So we see radiation from the sun, not the sun. As John 1:18 [link] tells us we don’t see God the Father but God the Son. The picture is of Christ shining forth the glory of God which we would not see without His intervention. There are two sides to God’s glory- one harsh and one kind-both equally true. The more I thought about it the more it grew in my mind until I wrote a poem called “Radiance”. You can read that poem by clicking on Radiance

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