The darkness is not dispelled by violent explosions of light.
There is no battle between light and darkness.
The darkness is penetrated and dispersed by a gentle light.
Violent, spectacular displays can inspire fear.
And fear can inspire violence.
So God is gentle with us that we may not be afraid of the light.
Many passages in the Bible say that prophets and disciples were terrified of God.
This is not helpful.
Fear begets fear.
And fear begets violence, aggression, and force.
It is not God's wish that we be afraid.
It is God's wish that we show respect out of Love.