There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign forever and ever. REVELATION 22:5, NIV
Our train arrived in Stockholm, Sweden around 6:30 A.M. A few of us had not slept well on the train, so we were pretty tired when we got off the train. It was pitch dark at 7:00 A.M, and we figured lots of sights wouldn’t be open yet, so we decided to just hang out in the train station for and hour or so and take a nap. One hour later we looked outside. Even though we figured things would be opening soon, it was still pretty dark, and we didn’t feel like heading out quite yet.
We decided to wait a while longer. We found something to snack on and dozed on the train station benches, but when we walked outside, it was still mostly dark. We looked at each other and looked at our watches. That was odd. One of my friends wondered, “Is this a different time zone?” No, it was the same time there as in the rest of central Europe. Our watches were right; it was the middle of the morning and it was still very dark. We went back into the train station to wait a little more to see what would happened.
Eventually we figured out that the sun was never going to fully come up that day. We realized that because we were at such a northerly location, the days were much shorter. By late morning the sun popped out, but never fully climbed to the top of the sky. It hovered over the horizon like a sunset for several hours, and then by 3:00 P.M. It was dark again. It was fun imagining this place in the middle of the summer because the opposite would happen. The sun would come up around 3:00 A. M. and it would set around 10:00 PM!
We’d be in trouble if we didn’t have the sun. Some day in heaven we won’t need a sun and there won’t even be a night anymore. The BIBLE says GOD Himself will be the provider of light! I can’t wait for that day, how about you?