‘And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.’ (Genesis 1:3-4)
The Bible starts with the creation account: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” But, the second verse records, the earth was still without form and it was dark. This darkness was the first thing God changed! He spoke the light into existence. And He saw that it was good.
Light makes it possible for plants, animals and human beings to live and grow. Without light, there would just be emptiness and death. By creating light, God thus provided an important precondition for life. And He gave us a never-ending rhythm of day and night by creating the sun, the moon and the stars.
Later in the creation account, we read how God created dry land, plants, trees, animals, and ultimately humans. All this was “good”, and the end result was even “very good” in God’s eyes.
This first chapter of the Bible makes clear that the whole world did not develop spontaneously, but was carefully designed and made by the Lord. Even the light we enjoy every day, is a gift from our Creator. Thank you, God, that you created everything so “very good”!
Do you thank God every day for bringing light in the darkness?