Monday, June 22, 2009

Let There Be Light!

3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
Genesis 1:3-5, English Standard Version

Let There Be Light!

As we continue our series of devotions on What is in a Word we will be considering the word, "light." On the very first day of creation God created light; the contrast between light and darkness was born. How important is light?

Only a blind person can truly understand the significance of light. Being cast into a world of darkness, they have had to learn to use their other senses to navigate in this world. This is still not a perfect example, however, because light still exists even though they cannot see it. And, they can still benefit from the warmth of sunshine and can get vitamin D from the sun just as others do.

Our entire world depends upon light from the sun. The sun gives us the perfect balance of heat and cold (along with the spinning of the earth, of course), and very few plants can survive without the sun's light.

How does the Bible use the word, "light?" Christ is the Light of the World; the Word of God is a light. Often light and darkness are used to contrast good and evil.

As you go about the duties of this day, enjoy the sunshine and think about the blessing of light which God gave to us on the first day of creation.

And God said, "Let there be light, and there was light."

God Bless You,

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