LIGHT, ATURAL AD SPIRITUAL.BY FRACIS ST. JOH THACKERAY, M.A., F.S.A." With thee is the well of life, and in thy light shallwe see light." Psalm xxxvi. 9.WE may never know for certain theauthor of this Psalm, but we feel in-stinctively that the words are no mere humanutterance. They recur again and again to thememory, like the cadence of some familiarmusic. Can we wonder that this verse wasamong St. Augustine's favourite passages? Forit contains two great words, suggests two deepand wide subjects, Life and Light, God as theorigin of Life, God as the source of Light.Under both of these images we remember thatChrist has spoken of Himself, " I am theresurrection and the life," " I am the lightof the world," and these two figures are com-bined by St. John in the opening of his Gospel," In him was life, and the life was the light of men." How* much, then, is wrapped up inthese few words ! To-day we will venture to1 February 6th, 1876.io6 Light, atural and Spiritual, [vmspeak but of one of these subjects, that con-tained in the latter part of the verse, " In thylight shall we see light"Let me ask you to pause and consider for afew minutes the marvellous nature of light.