- All life requires light for survival and growth.
- Light dispels darkness.
- Light makes everything visible and clear (also used in the forms of lenses and mirrors) and is used to lead the way.
- Light provides warmth and happiness; its absence leads to cold and depression.
- The brightest light is white.
- The solar system revolves around a light source (and isn't it interesting that sun and son are homophones in English?).
- Light signifies knowledge (light bulb ideas, the word enlightenment, D&C 93:36).
- Light comes from above.
The scriptures reveal how light has been used to symbolize the Savior:
- Before the Savior was born, the Nephites experienced a day and a night and a day of full light (3 Nephi 1:15, 19).
- On His day of birth, a new star--the brightest and only constant star--appeared (3 Nephi 1:21, Matthew 2:2).
- When the Savior was crucified, there was darkness, for three hours in Jerusalem (Luke 23:44-45) and three days in the Americas in which no light could be made (3 Nephi 8:20-23).
Other facts about light:
- Things that are black do not emit or reflect light.
- Winter has the least daylight.
Discussion: In what other ways is light symbolic of Christ?
photo from Yury Khristich on sxc.hu