“This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5).
John’s spectrum of understanding in regard to the nature of God is extensive but not comprehensive. Elsewhere, he would declare “God is love” (1 Jn. 4:8), and also, that “God is Spirit” (John 4:24). That God is light illumines our minds to an ever expanding awareness of who God is, and that no one descriptive term of who he is adequate to capture him fully. Thus, as we continue in the pursuit of living in relationship with him, and as we abide in him through the seasons of life, like John, we come to see him in ways that are new and fresh.