From the Genesis account we know the first thing God desires for us to know is that he created the heavens and the earth. He is the creator of all things. The most creative being that ever has been, or will be.
From that same account it is reavealed to us what God wants us to know about the first thing He spoke: “Let there be Light. And there was Light.” God spoke Light into being. And then, He saw that it was good.
That’s off the chart on my comprehension scale.
The Bible is thematic when it comes to the subject of Light and dark(ness). Some quick research indicates the word “Light” is mentioned some 237 times in scripture, while dark(ness) is cited on 222 occasions.
I’m beginning a self-study on what this means and my prayer is that it will bring revelation to a project on which I’m currently working.
Some quick findings after just a couple of days … the Bible describes Light as:
- White & pure
And is illustrative of:
- God’s glory
- God’s purity
- God’s wisdom
- God’s guidance
- God’s favor
- The Word
- Wise rulers
- Man’s soul
- The path of the just
A few nights ago I was reading in John’s first chapter where he speaks to the witness of John the Baptist. Good stuff about the Light.
“There came a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through Him. He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light. There was the true light, which coming into the world, enlightens every man. ”
Did you get that … “every man.”
At some point or another in our lives, perhaps many times, the Light will enlighten us.
The question is, how will we respond? Given the opportunity to become enlightened, will we continue to walk in darkness?
This is going to be fun.