Bible Question:

I am trying to do a study on “light” as to how it relates to God and Christ and heaven. I think that understanding light will open up the windows to see into what heaven may really be like since light is life and Jesus, and that we will have light in heaven. Even on earth light is the basic building block of all life. Light must be present for photosynthesis which is the scientific beginning of all life. It only takes place in light. Everything relates back to light. It is so basic, but so confusing and interesting. Can you help me? I'm sure other studies have been done. Do you know of any?

Bible Answer:

There is a study at this site entitled “Vision of God.” The study talks about the fact that God in His glory shines as a white light. This happened to Jesus when He took three of the disciples to the Mount of Transfiguration. While they were there, they saw Jesus’ divine glory.

And after six days Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and brought them up to a high mountain by themselves. And was transfigured before them: and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light. (NASB) Matt. 17:1-2

Does this mean that God is light? The Bible does tell us that God is light, but it does not mean that He is actually rays of light.

And this is the message we have heard from him, and announce to you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. (NASB) 1 John 1:5

God’s glory is displayed as light. Moses experienced God’s glory. In Exodus 33:18 Moses asked to see God’s glory. Then God told Moses that He could not see Him face to face. Moses could not see God’s “face.” God used terms such as ‘face” and “back” to help Moses to understand what was going to happen. God was saying that Moses could not see Him directly. He could only see Him indirectly. In Exodus 34 Moses finally saw God and the impact on Moses was a surprise to him and to everyone who saw him. Scripture says that his face glowed.

. . . the sons of Israel would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone. So Moses would replace the veil over his face until he went in to speak with him. (NASB) Ex. 34:35

Several years ago a young man told me that he saw Jesus every morning. He said that he talked with Jesus. It is amazing that his face never glowed like Moses. I do not think he talked with God.


How is light connected with God? God created the light we call the sun and stars. Yet, God’s glory shines like the sun and stars. I am looking forward to seeing God. It will be the greatest thing that has ever happened. Just think, we will see our Creator. Glory to God!