“And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” Genesis 1:4-5.
What is this light? It can’t be the light we see in the sun, the moon, and the stars because they were not created until the 4th day! Therefore the light that is talked of “in the beginning” had absolutely nothing to do with the light we see with our temporal eyes.
Did the writers of Genesis get this out of order? Were translations throughout the ages done incorrectly?
Let’s look a little deeper.
In John 9:5 Christ explains, “I am the light.”
These scriptures teach us some important things:
- God was there in the beginning
- Christ was also there in the beginning
- Christ is the light
Why is Christ the light? What do we need light for?
Light shows us the way through the darkness. Jesus Christ came to earth to show us the way to live to be happy and to return to God. But there is something to consider.
What happens if a light is shining in front of you, and you start walking off to the side? Is that light doing you any good?
It works the same way with the light of Christ. To benefit from His light and return to our Heavenly Father we must follow Christ’s example. It is when we do the things He did, and live His teachings, that we find true joy.
Christ is the light. 🙂
P.S. Thanks to Beloved hubby for his help on today’s blog!