The Light Falling Upon the Ocean

Photo by Oi Max

Photo by Oi Max

On the ocean, full of shining light, changing the colors of waves–
Oh light, where did you come from and where will you go?
From the hands of God into the deep of human souls.

In a grassland, full of dancing light, which heightens the colors of flowers–
Oh light, where did you come from and where will you go?
From the hands of God into the height of human souls.

Mitsuko Kimura

This poetry was written by Mitsuko Kimura of Japan. The words caused a friend of mine, Yoshiko Umezu, to recall an experience in her youth.  She was visiting her uncle who lived by the sea.  There on the beach, she also noticed beams of light over the ocean, which reminded her of the creation account in the Bible.  Then, being inspired by Mitsuko’s words and her own experience, she set the words to music, equally beautiful, which she later shared with me; and that is how this post came about.
P. A. Oltrogge

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, and the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light!’; and there was light.” Genesis 1:1-3

“And God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:10 (account of creation, Genesis 1 and 2).

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” John 1:1-5 NKJV

“Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.’” John 8:12

(Please note, if you received the original post, the author had been incorrectly identified and is now correctly credited above.)

Photo by Stuart Seeger

Photo by Stuart Seeger

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