“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” (Revelation 21:23).
In the beginning God said, “Let there be light!” That was the First Day. But, He did not create the sun, moon, and stars until the Fourth Day. Yet, there was light. We have discussed this enigma in our previous postings, so there’s no need to restate it all here.
I mention it now only to point out how amazing it is that the Bible ends the same way it begins – with the presence of Light even though there is no sun, moon, nor stars. And inasmuch as the Lamb is the Light at the end of the Book, I can only conclude that He was also the Light in the beginning.
“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof” (Rev 21:23). And then again John writes, “And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever” (Rev 22:5).
The very atmosphere of Heaven will be filled with the revelation of God’s love — Jesus, the Lamb of God, shining forth in His glory! And the brightness of that light will render the sun, moon and stars no longer necessary.
Just how bright will it be?
Isaiah tells us that “the moon will be confounded and the sun ashamed, when [they compare their ineffectual fire to the light of] the Lord of hosts, Who will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before His elders will show forth His glory” (Isa 24:23, Amplified Bible).
Paul tells us that the Lord Jesus “lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see” (1 Timothy 6:16). We cannot here on earth even imagine how amazingly brilliant heaven will be; filled fully with the complete revelation of God’s love for each one of us.
But we can walk by faith, knowing that the Day will come when we will see it. Until then – “Let there be Light!”