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The Light of Life

by Leigh Ann Dilley on July 05, 2023

I recently read an article entitled "Scientists Just Captured the Flash of Light that Sparks When a Sperm Meets an Egg." Medical evidence has been recorded that documents a flash of light the moment a human egg is pierced by sperm. 

The same image has been captured within animals as early as 2011, but it wasn't until 2016 scientists were able to find a way to record the flash of light at the point of human conception. The phenomenon was recorded under fluorescent sensors. Check out the video article by clicking here

What makes the flash at conception? From a scientist's point of view, they report millions of zinc atoms explode at the point of conception. A bright explosion is a sign of the viability of healthy fertilization. The flash not only indicates conception but also creates a seal around the egg so no other sperm can enter. The cell immediately starts to divide due to the presence of a second chromosome, which creates a person's sex and so forth. The initial explosion of light lasts about half a second but the tiny fireworks can continue for up to two hours after fertilization.

From a spiritual perspective, the explosion of light is miraculous and breathtaking. What's even more exciting about this phenomenon? It has been happening for over 300 million years and is consistent with what the Bible says!

Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
— Genesis 1:3
Through him (Jesus) all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
— John 1:3-5

God gives light and life to men! This light that is life shines even in the darkness of a womb. Science supports scripture! Praise God! 

The seal created by the union is another interesting thing. Are we note sealed by the Holy Spirit when we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior?

Ephesians 1:13b says, "When you believed you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit." 

Do you suppose there is another flash of light in the heart when we receive the Holy Spirit that will be discovered under florescent sensors in the future? It's interesting to think about.

On the other end of life, Jesus says:

I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?
— John 11:25-26

Jesus asks a good question. If Jesus is life from the beginning of our lives and beyond, why do we worry about all the "in-between" times of life? God promises His word will guide us and be a light unto our feet (Psalm 119:105). What do we have to fear? Why do we resist him? What would make us think we are weak?

The Lord stood with me and strengthened me.
— 1 Timothy 4:17
For nothing is impossible with God.
— Luke 1:37

Are there any of God's promises we should not trust or believe in? Jesus has taught us the only requirement to his promise is: Do you believe?

Trust in Jesus. In this life. And the next. 

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