3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
“Let there be light,” God said. And just like that, the veil lifted as God began the work of creating order from void and darkness. God called light into being first in this new order, and the fact He called it good shows His intention for the world He created. What was this light source?
The apostle John said, “Through him (Jesus) all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men.” (John 1:3-4)
Jesus himself said, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
Why is having light good? Because it is a distinct separation from darkness. Having eyes don’t make us “see”. Light makes us SEE, in the natural, physical way and in the inner realm.
When we accepted Christ as Lord and Savior, Jesus came into our lives to bring in the light, and called us, his new creation, good. Now we are no longer in darkness, but have the understanding that we are set apart. Let this knowledge take root; do not doubt that Christ has done a good work in you, and walk as children of light in this new year to realize God’s intention when He created you.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
Father God, search me and show me how I can be more Christ-like: in my thoughts and attitudes, in my actions, in my speaking, in my relationships. Thank you. Amen.