The darkness is not dispelled by violent explosions of light.
There is not a 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 the prophets and disciples were terrified of God.
This is not helpful.
Fear begets fear and leads to violence, aggression, and force.
It is not God's will that we be afraid.
It is God's will that we show respect out of love.