The Light: Lessons from the Beginning

We go back to that very first day, from the very beginning, the first day of creation. On the first day of the foundation of the world, we get a glimpse of God’s plan for the salvation of mankind. Yes, even before the first man was created.

(image from Google)

In the beginning, there was only darkness. I can barely imagine that kind of darkness, maybe engulfing, choking, so thick and close one can hardly breathe. Deep, dark, and waters – the Spirit of God was in the midst of it all. Then His Word pierced through the darkness and void, “Let there be light.” And there was light.

The very first thing God created was —- light.

But is this light from the sun or the moon or the stars? That couldn’t have been because He created the sun, moon, and the stars on the fourth day yet! And this was the very first day. This light is His light.

…And light dwells with Him. (Dan. 2:22)

Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment… (Ps. 104:2)

Just like that very first day, God’s light pierces through our darkness and void. By His Word, He brings light to our souls that are in deep darkness.

The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. (John 1:9 NLT)

And He came to bring us life, life that is our light.

In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness… (John 1:4, emphasis mine)

Have you experienced the dark and void and deep? Have you fought their choking grip only to find you are powerless over them? Have you felt like you are being sucked into an endless deep and darkness and you have no strength to stop it? Helpless in that place where no one can reach you?

Or are you there now, my friend?

I’ve been there. When I found myself alone in the dark and void and deep and knew that no one could reach me there, I cried out for the only One who could. I cried out for the name – the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. And He came. His light broke through my darkness shattering it into splinters. And He reached out for me.

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Acts 2:21)

Call on His Name. Cry out His name in your darkness, in your fear, in your emptiness, in your confusion. He will come. No darkness can stay in His light. He had done it from the foundation of the world.

He gives light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, He guides our feet into the way of peace (Luke 1:79).

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Journey with Jesus,

Comments

  1. So, so thankful for the Light! Only by Him can we see our way through. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Ceil says:

    Hi Rina! I am coming over from Tell His Story. (I”ve been here before!)

    I LOVE the photo you used for this blog post. The light coming into the darkness is just so hopeful and peaceful. He is the light, so that makes a lot of sense!

    I hope you will come over and visit me sometime!
    Ceil

  3. Donna says:

    He is our light. So grateful.

  4. Courtney says:

    There is so much hope in Light, and the reassurance that God is always there for us. Always. Wonderful encouragement here.

  5. Janet says:

    Hi Rina,
    Lovely. And awesome. I never considered the light of God as being separate from the stars and sun and the other familiar light in the universe. And He chose us! He created us! To be His children and to be light in His world! Amazing. Thank you. Janet

    • RinaPeru says:

      Your enthusiasm for our awesome God is infectious, Janet! Praising Him with you today! In the book of Revelation, it says that we won’t need the light from the sun or moon anymore, these won’t be there, for His light will be our everlasting light day and night.

  6. What a beautiful post…His light is my salvation.

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