Get the Green Light

Hi Everyone, David here.

Earlier this week Rob posted about the Slow Turn and how we need to let the light in to make this happen, or perhaps to see this happening within us.

While we transition the view may not look great. It may look hopeless, confused or ugly, but it’s just for a time. Let’s press into the Father’s embrace as we learn to trust him more deeply. The slow turning does happen, the view does improve and the light does come in.

On March 23, airline passengers caught a breath-taking view of the Aurora Australis — the spectacular celestial light show also known as the southern lights — from mid-air, on a flight booked to fly them into the heart of the light display.

The charter flight to the aurora was the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. It flew 134 passengers on a round-trip journey to the Antarctic Circle from Dunedin Airport in New Zealand Auroras — bands of eerily glowing light that undulate unpredictably in the night sky —commonly occur at high northern and southern latitudes, and are known as the Aurora Borealis in the Northern Hemisphere and the Aurora Australis in the Southern Hemisphere, according to NASA.

These mysterious displays are dynamic, with the light forming shapes that are constantly shifting and changing. Auroras are produced when the sun’s energy and particles travel down magnetic field lines at the North and South poles. When these charged particles interact with atmospheric gases, the result is a beautifully coloured light show. Auroras are typically greenish in colour, though they can also be white, violet, blue, pink or red.

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One passenger, a scientist, on board described the experience in this way

We were right under it. There were beautiful streamers, auroral streamers. This green-coloured stuff that moves quickly, it looks like you’re looking into a green, streaky river

When I think of transforming light I see light as a wave that moves by itself and it everything else. Perhaps this is the type of light that Jesus was referring to when he referred to himself as the light of the world.

The concept of light appears numerous times in both the Old and New Testaments. God created light (Genesis 1:3 ). However, a careful reading of the Scriptures reveals that the physical entity that we call “light” is actually only the second form of light in the universe, since everywhere the Bible declares that God Himself is light.

Psalm 27:1 says, “The Lord is my light.” In Psalm 104:2 , the psalmist testified of the Lord who “covered himself” in light. We need to let the light into our lives.

There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. ~ Leonard Cohen

This week, may you let the light come in and begin healing in your heart. May you recognise that the cracks don’t need papering over. The cracks exist to let light in and then let light out. What will you do with this light? Will you let it slowly turn and transform you?

Grace, peace, and light.

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