The very first act that the Spirit of God does when He moves upon the dark and chaotic earth is to let the light come upon it. God does not create light here to shine on the earth, rather He allows the light that is already there to reach it. This is not the Sun on the very first day of Creation, the Sun is not created until day 4. God will later set the Sun, Moon, and stars in the heavens to give light to the earth.
This first “light” on day 1 is a light that comes directly from God Himself. God is the “Father of lights” (James 1:17) Who dwells in an unapproachable Light (1 Timothy 6:16). “Light” is a symbol of the very glory of God. It is only by the Light of God that a person can truly see, lest they be doomed to darkness.
God did not need to “turn the lights on” on that very first day so that He could see what He was doing. He gave the Light for our sakes. Men commit sinful deeds by the cover of darkness and in the shadows, but when God moves, He does it in the open light.
The true Light of the world is Jesus Christ (John 8:12) Whom the Father sent so that none of us should remain in darkness. He is to be the Light of our lives. God’s first act when He moved upon this dark world was to bring light into it, He does the same thing today when He moves upon our dark lives.
To Jesus Christ goes all glory. In service to Him,
[This post was originally published July 10, 2009]
**Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) © The Lockman Foundation and are used by permission.
[If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ or you are not certain where you are headed when this life ends, I invite you to read the article “Am I Going To Heaven?“]