Have you ever looked at nature and thought to yourself, This is so glorious, it’s not only beautiful, it’s almost unreal? I have – many times.

The refraction and reflection of light through clouds, mist and atmosphere, and further interaction with water and earth can set up some stunningly beautiful and amazing scenes. This is because light itself is a key to beauty. And light, of course, has all the colors of the rainbow. Brilliant white light can be diffused into some rather brilliant colors in some unexpected and surprising ways.

We read in the Bible about the tremendous luminosity and brilliance of light that is in the presence of God – from the Shekinah glory cloud that followed the children of Israel in the wilderness, to the shining face of Moses returning from Mt. Sinai, to the visions of Ezekiel and Daniel and John, of God on His throne, and the experiences of the transfigured as well as glorified Jesus. It seems that light is present where God is present. In fact the Bible says “God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). The passage goes on to encourage us to “walk in the light as he is in the light.”

God is perfectly beautiful because He is perfectly good. He is total truth and wholly holy. These facts about God are captured in the phenomenon of light. And the light we see in the creation, giving color and beauty to what we experience, is a reflection of the light inherent in our Maker.

What we will experience in heaven will be a beauty that will completely transcend anything we can experience here – because it will be the full illumination and luminosity of God! It will no longer be a mere reflection.

- Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman

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About The Author

Mark W. Cadwallader

Mark W. Cadwallader is Board Chairman of Creation Moments and has served on the Board since 1996. He holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston and has worked as an applied materials scientist and engineer in plastics, oil additives, and pollution control for 20 years. He operates his own consulting firm, providing product development and expert failure analysis among other services. Mark has been a supporter of Creation Moments since 1983 and credits the ministry for opening his faith to the unerring credibility of the Bible in all areas including science, and thus helping to transform his life. Mark has published over 100 articles and conference papers in his scientific field of expertise as well as in Creation Science and apologetics. He is a conference and seminar speaker in his field of geosynthetics and pollution control, and in Creation/Intelligent Design. He has given expert testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Hazardous Materials. Mark and his wife Susan homeschool their six children in Conroe, Texas.

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