When Do We Sense God’s True Light?

The Lord Himself Will Give You a Sign

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel [God with us].” (Isaiah 7:14)

“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means, God with us). (Matthew 1:22-23)

Signs Today

Does the Lord still give signs to us today? Nature says yes. Romans 1:20 says yes: “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.” Evidence is in the earth’s beauty, the cosmos, sunsets, and sunrises.  

We sense His true light when awestruck outside, with snow-covered mountains that kiss azure skies, and fields of florals that sway in the wind, and beaches and seashells and crystal blue seas. Even so come the storms; then rainbows appear.   

Rainbows are signs of God’s everlasting covenant.[1]  

We sense His true light when we gaze above, at billions of planets that circle their suns, and black holes with quasars that shine in the deep, and comets and space rocks and blankets of black. Even so come the storms; but giants are here.     

Stars are signs of God’s omniscience, for He knows and has named each one.[2] Much of the space debris in our solar system is pulled away from us by gravity to gaseous giant planets such as Jupiter. Without the gaseous giants, we would be constantly bombarded by asteroids, meteors, and comets.

We sense His true light at sunsets at night, whose canvas of oranges swirl in the sky, and stars on the water that roll with the tides, and palm trees and cedars and plump citrus fruits. Even so come the nights; then daylight appears.

Sunsets are signs of God’s trustworthiness.[3] The sun always rises to chase the dark away.

We sense His true light in each day’s sunrise with pine trees on mountains that canvas the show, and ravens and blue jays that chirp cheerful songs, and ice rinks and flurries and powdery snow. Even so comes the cold, but sunlight is here.

Sunrises are signs of God’s splendor and our restoration.[4] He makes the dawn and the sunset shout for joy.[5]

Does the Lord still give us signs today? Life says yes through weddings, births, and our final days. Jesus performed His first miracle at the wedding of Cana, which began His ministry, setting much symbolism in the power of love, faith, trust, sacrifice, and unity in action. Weddings often promise births to come; life on earth promises death; and Jesus promises life after death.

We sense His true light at wedding banquets where couples commit love in good times and bad, and families and parties and dance make the day, and toasts and champagne and church melodies. Even so come the storms, until love reveres.  

Weddings are signs of our relationship to Jesus as a covenant between unity in love[6] where two people become one flesh and bring forth children.[7] Children are God’s gifts to us and our rewards from Him.[8]

We sense His true light at the end of our lives when grandparents walk in the dusk of the night, when time soars in value and goods seem to rot, when families and people and love rule the day. Even so comes the death, but light is near.

Long-lasting love is a sign of how God’s love is made perfect in us.[9] When it is all said and done and we must say goodbye to our loved ones, we do so with all hope and faith that we will one day meet again at the river of the water of life, which appears as bright as crystal and flows from the throne of God and the Lamb.[10] We hope in the cross as it is a sign of Jesus’ vicarious atonement and redemption. He overcame death, and through Him, we can too. We can taste the water of life, which never ends.


[1] Genesis 9:8-17

[2] Psalm 147:4

[3] Psalm 23

[4] Isaiah 58:8

[5] Psalm 65:8

[6] Isaiah 49:18; 61:10; Revelation 21:2

[7] Genesis 2:24

[8] Psalm 127:3

[9] 1 John 4:12

[10] Revelation 22:1

Sunrises are signs of God’s splendor and our restoration.[4] He makes the dawn and the sunset shout for joy.[5]


[1] Genesis 9:8-17

[2] Psalm 147:4

[3] Psalm 23

[4] Isaiah 58:8

[5] Psalm 65:8

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