Last night God woke me up to tell me that we are not made of stardust, we are made of Loveshine.
I’ve been watching a lot of movies and documentaries on space travel and the cosmos, almost all of which reference the Big Bang (essentially the theory that creation exploded out of nothing) and posit that we are all made of stardust from this Big Bang.
But, thinking about it, it’s not the dust particles we see here on earth in the dark evening hours, it is light; traveling millions of miles—even called light years—it is light that reaches us. Like a smile expresses joy or the wind moves the leaves, light represents God, divine Love’s presence. It doesn’t matter how dark the night, or how long the night seems to last, or how thick the darkness in an ancient cave, one flicker of light cuts through instantly. Even on a dreary cloudy day, the sun is not affected by the clouds. It shines on, even generating heat that dissipates the clouds.
In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy says that “Christ is the divine idea of God—the Holy Ghost or Comforter, revealing the divine Principle, Love, and leading into all Truth.” (332:19) Christ reveals and leads; this is what light does. A light in a room reveals the contents of that room; the stars lead explorers on their journeys. This Christ light was “in the beginning,” or in the Only, and it is the stuff with which man is made: “God [Love] made man in His image and likeness.” (Gen. 1:26) The Bible points out that Christ is the image of God [“... the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” (II Cor. 4:4 3rd the)]; and since Christ is light, we are made in Love’s light, you could say we are Love’s shine. “Man is the idea of Spirit; he reflects the beatific presence, illuming the universe with light.” (SH 266:27–29 (to 1st .))
As an ancient proverb points out, the darker the night, the brighter the stars. Don’t be concerned about the darkness—any form it takes, you are Loveshine. Just keep shining.