“As Saul journeyed, he came near Damascus and suddenly there shone round about him a Light from Heaven. Saul arose from the earth and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man, but they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus and he was three days without sight and neither did eat nor drink” (Acts 9:3, 8-9).
The sudden appearance of the Lord of Glory is an impactful moment in our lives that changes everything. We were on our course and suddenly the Lord of Glory appeared, and we are never the same.
Stephen the man of God recounted to the Council how “the Lord of Glory appeared unto our father Abraham. . .and said ‘Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the Land which I shall show thee'” (Acts 7:2). Thus was the call of Abram, the Father of Faith, the Father of a Nation, a man who changed the course of history.
The Apostle John tells us of John the Baptist, who was “sent from God to bear witness of the Light, that all men through Him might believe. This is the True Light who gives light to every man that comes into the world” (John 1:6-7, 9).
The Light of the World has come and His True Light shines; when we encounter that Light it blinds us. But when our eyes are opened, we see only one thing, the Glory of God. “Jesus said, ‘For judgment I am come into this world that they who see not might see, and they which see might be made blind” (John 9:39). Oh, that all of us were blinded by the Light, so that we who think we see, but are actually blind, might truly see and be made whole.
The judgment of God is the judgment of sin. Because of sin the world lies in darkness. Jesus said, “I am come a Light into the world, that whosoever believes on Me should not abide in darkness” (John 12:46).
Just as in the beginning when “darkness was upon the face of the deep” (Genesis 1:2), so when Christ came into the world God gave the command, “Let there be Light!” (Genesis 1:3). As the Apostle wrote to the Corinthians, “For God, who commanded the Light to shine out of the darkness, has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the Glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (II Corinthians 4:6).
“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).
Have you encountered the “Light of Life”? Have you had your moment that changed everything? A lightning strike takes a second, it is sudden, it is powerful, and it is electric. “For as the lightning comes out of the East and shines even unto the West, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be” (Matthew 24:27). “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye” (cf. I Corinthians 15:52) that is how long it takes to be changed by the Light. The Light of revelation, the Light of Life shines into the heart and we are changed.
Have you been changed by the Light? Open your heart to Christ. His Light is shining on you now. He is calling you by name.
“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, but now I see“.
” Was Blind But Now I See!”