The Light of Life

The Amazing New Discovery of the Fertilization 'Light Flash'

All Life Comes From the Light-Giving God

Scientists have discovered that a bright flash of light marks the incredible moment when life begins as sperm meets a viable egg. This fascinating fact has hit the headlines recently in dramatic fashion.

View this 'New Life Flash' for yourself.

The above picture captures the amazing flash of light which accompanies the exact point where a female's egg is fertilized by male sperm and new life begins. Science had been unaware of this until recently.

Scientists had seen the phenomenon occur in animals but it is the first time is has been also shown to happen in humans, and it is far more spectacular! Professor Teresa Woodruff of Northwestern University, Chicago, USA said,

"To see the zinc radiate out in a burst from each human egg was breathtaking."

Not only is it an incredible spectacle, highlighting the very moment that a new life begins, the size of the flash can be used to determine the quality of the fertilised egg. Researchers from Northwestern University also noticed that some of the eggs burn brighter than others, showing that they are more likely to produce a healthy baby. The bright flash occurs because when sperm enters an egg it leads to a surge of calcium which triggers the release of zinc from the egg. As the zinc shoots out, it binds to small molecules which emit a fluorescence which can be picked up by camera microscopes. Over the last six years this team has shown that zinc controls the decision to grow and change into a completely new genetic organism. In the experiment, scientists use sperm enzyme rather than actual sperm to show what happens at the moment of conception, and they have been amazed.

"These fluorescence microscopy studies establish that the zinc spark occurs in human egg biology, and that can be observed outside of the cell," said Professor Tom O'Halloran, a co-senior author. In a companion paper published in Scientific Reports on March 18, a zinc spark is shown at the precise time a sperm enters a mouse egg. This discovery was made by Nan Zhang, a post-doctoral fellow at 'Northwestern.' Little had previously been known about the events that occur at the time of fertilization, because it is so difficult to capture the precise time of sperm entry.

In Fox News Opinion on May 1st, 2016, in an article which he called, 'The Spark of Life: Science and the Bible Meet Again,' Michael Guillen Ph.D. wrote this:

For me, images released recently by Northwestern University scientists of tiny light flashes signalling the moment of human conception are evocative of a larger, cosmic-sized truth espoused by both science and the Bible. Namely, the creation of the universe itself - the mother of all moments of conception - was likewise marked by an explosion of light.
According to science - at precisely a moment of conception known as recombination and decoupling - an incomprehensible outburst of light accompanied the creation of hydrogen and helium, the first atoms of the embryonic cosmos. To this day, the dim afterglow of that seminal light - the so-called cosmic microwave background - is visible to certain kinds of powerful telescopes.

According to inflation and big bang theories, it didn't end there. Hydrogen atoms eventually began to fuse, the way they do in a hydrogen bomb, and - voila! - once again, in a flash of light, the first stars came into being. They, in turn - like colossal stoves - cooked up the heavier elements known to us today. Including the zinc atoms that explode, like fireworks, every time a human being is conceived.
I find it notable that the Bible agrees with science that the universe was conceived in a paroxysm of illumination - I imagine, unlike anything we've ever seen. According to Genesis 1:3, that event happened at exactly the moment God uttered the immortal words, "Let there be light."
The Bible's explanation of things goes even further, by actually assigning a sacred status to light. In 1 John 1:5, light is identified with the Creator himself: "God is light; in him there is no darkness at all." (source:

Whilst it is true to say that the 'big bang theory' has been greatly revised, it remains a fact that the Creation itself and - we now know - all human life appears to have commenced with a large flash of light. So scientists have now discovered that all human life begins with a flash of light which can easily be observed if one detects the exact point of egg fertilization. As Dr Guillen has stated, light is identified with the Creator God, the source and giver of all life.

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5).

In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. (John 1:4).

Robin A. Brace. May 3rd, 2016.