John 8:12, “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
In the film, The Cottage, a story about Thomas Kincaid, the painter of light, we learn how the artist came to use light to express his art. In the movie, Kincaid’s mentor, artist Glenn Wesman (or Glenn Wessels) was near death, and had been struggling to express his love for his wife who had passed on years before. Just as he was giving up ever finding a true expression of his love, he realized that only light could express that love – not darkness. His last painting was called The Last Leaf. It showed the sun shining through a group of fall leaves. At last his love for his wife, Nichol, had been expressed.
Thomas Kincaid realized the importance of this observation and adopted it into his paintings, becoming the painter of light. He, also, realized that light and love were attributes of God, and in every painting he hid the words “John 3:16” to pay homage to the God of light and love.
I John 1:5 “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
I John 1:8 “He that loves not, knows not god; for God is love.”
Yes, God is love. God is light. God is life. In Him there is no darkness. In Him there is no death. Walk then in the light.