QUIETLY CONTEMPLATE: the Lamb as the light of heaven. Light in Scriptures is the emblem of joy.
The joy of the saints in heaven is comprised in this: Jesus chose us, loved us, bought us,
us, robed us, kept us, glorified us: we are here entirely through the Lord Jesus.
Each one of these thoughts shall be to them like a cluster of the grapes of Eshcol. Light is also
the cause of beauty. Nothing
of beauty is left when light is gone. Without light no radiance
flashes from the sapphire, no peaceful ray proceeds from the pearl; and thus all the beauty
of the saints above comes from Jesus. As planets, they
reflect the light of the Sun of
Righteousness; they live as beams proceeding from the central orb. If He withdrew, they
must die; if His glory were veiled, their glory must expire.
is also the emblem of knowledge. In heaven our knowledge will be perfect, but the
Lord Jesus Himself will be the fountain of it. Dark providences, never understood before,
will then be clearly seen, and all
that puzzels us now will become plain to us the light of
the Lamb. OH! what unfoldings there will be and what glorifying of the God of Love!
Light also means manifestation. Light manifests. In this world it
does not yet appear what
we shall be. God's people are a hidden people, but when Christ receives His people into
heaven, He will touch them with the wand of His own love, and change them into the
image of His manifested glory. They were poor and wretched, but what a transformation!
They were stained with sin, but one touch of His finger, and they are bright as the sun
and clear as crystal.
OH! what a manifestation! All this proceeds from the exalted Lamb.
Whatever there may be of effulgent splendor, Jesus shall be the center and soul of it all.
Oh! to be present and to see Him in His own light,
the King of Kings, and Lord and lords!
Charles Spurgeon Morning and Evening Devotional