Spurgeon: August AM* 08/03/AM
"The Lamb is the light thereof."
Quietly contemplate the Lamb as the light of heaven. Light in
Scripture is the emblem of joy . The joy of the saints in
heaven is comprised in this: Jesus chose us, loved us, bought
us, cleansed us, robed us, kept us, glorified us: we are here
entirely through the Lord Jesus. Each one of these thoughts
shall be to them like a cluster of the grapes of Eshcol. Light
is also the cause of beauty . Nought of beauty is left when
light is gone. Without light no radiance flashes from the
sapphire, no peaceful ray proceedeth from the pearl; and thus
all the beauty of the saints above comes from Jesus. As planets,
they reflect the light of the Sun of Righteousness; they live as
beams proceeding from the central orb. If He withdrew, they must
die; if His glory were veiled, their glory must expire. Light is
also the emblem of knowledge . In heaven our knowledge will be
perfect, but the Lord Jesus Himself will be the fountain of it.
Dark providences, never understood before, will then be clearly
seen, and all that puzzles us now will become plain to us in the
light of the Lamb. Oh! what unfoldings there will be and what
glorifying of the God of love! Light also means manifestation .
Light manifests. In this world it doth not yet appear what we
shall be. God's people are a hidden people, but when Christ
receives His people into heaven, He will touch them with the
wand of His own love, and change them into the image of His
manifested glory. They were poor and wretched, but what a
transformation! They were stained with sin, but one touch of His
finger, and they are bright as the sun, and clear as crystal.
Oh! what a manifestation! All this proceeds from the exalted
Lamb. Whatever there may be of effulgent splendour, Jesus shall
be the centre and soul of it all. Oh! to be present and to see
Him in His own light, the King of kings, and Lord of lords!