The light in the world comes principally from two sources,--the sun, and the student's lamp.
Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
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.
He was a burning and shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
I will light in your heart the lamp of understanding, which shall not be put out until what you about to write is finished.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
No wonder that light is so frequently used by the sacred oracles as the symbol of our best blessings. Of the Gospel revelation one apostle says, "The night is far spent, and the day is at hand." Another, under the impression of the same auspicious event, thus applied the language of ancient prophecy: "The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up."
Corruption springs from light: 'tis one same power Creates, preserves, destroys; matter whereon It works, on e'er self-transmutative form, Common to now the living, now the dead.
Walk Boldly and wisely in that light thou hast-- There is a hand above will help thee on.
The first creation of God in the works of the days was the light of the sense; the last was the light of the reason: and His Sabbath-work ever since is the illumination of the spirit.
Beautiful light is born of darkness, so the faith that springs from conflict is often the strongest and the best.
Should we continue to look upwards? Is the light we can see in the sky one of those which will presently be extinguished? The ideal is terrifying to behold, lost as it is in the depths, small, isolated, a pin-point, brilliant but threatened on all sides by the dark forces that surround it nevertheless, no more in danger than a star in the jaws of the clouds.
Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Never fear shadows. They simply mean that there's a light somewhere nearby.
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
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