When God created the Earth, it was without shape, empty and dark. On the first day of God’s creation plan, there was no sign of light, and then, God created the light by speaking of it and it was there. The very first words God of the universe spoke, that is known to us is of “the light”. That is significant because that is the nature of God, that He is the light … (1 John 1:5)
After God created the light, Moses tells us that God made the heavens, dry land, seas, vegetation, seeds, and fruits on the second and third days of creation. And on the fourth day, he made two great lights, one for the day- Sun, and one for the night – the moon and the stars (Genesis 1:14-19). A vivid reader might stop here and ask himself a question, If God created Sun and moon on the fourth day, what was the source of the light that God created on the first day? This question is only a problem for those who do not know God and his ‘God’ness. Many Theologians and Apologists tried to answer this question in many ways since Bible does not give a direct answer. Whether it was true of their assertions or not, we can learn something significant about God that he does not need a source to create the light, as He is the light (John 8:12). This mystery source of light in Genesis 1 may be explained by John’s vision when he sees the magnificent city. He describes this city as a city that needs no sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light and its lamp is the Lamb (Rev 21:22-27) which we know is Jesus Christ (John 1:29)
Since God is light and darkness cannot dwell in him, the first thing he did is to separate light from the darkness (Gen 1:4). This is displayed in the city of God as John describes as its gates will never be shut down by day and there will be no night (Darkness) (Rev 21:25)
What a glorious entrance and experience that will be for the ones who enter this city. We once were people who loved and lived in darkness. Still, God led us out of darkness into his marvelous light and made members of the royal priesthood, to proclaim the excellencies (1 Peter 2:9). One can only respond to this gracious act of God with humility, adoration, and worship.
Prayer: Father, thank you for sending your Son, Jesus Christ for an underserved like me. Help me to be a light that shines before people, so that they can see my good works and give honor to you who is in heaven. Amen.