God spoke: “Light!”
And light appeared.
God saw that light was good
and separated light from dark.
God named the light Day,
he named the dark Night.
It was evening, it was morning–
Day One.”- Genesis 1:3-5
If you focus in on the first verse we realize one more thing, the very awesome power in God’s word. He spoke light and it came to be. Previously the universe was a place of inky blackness void of all color. Black. Visually, nothing. But then light. Red, green, gamma, and radio. Suddenly the universe is filled with photons- pockets of energy in the nature of light. To contrast this darkness becomes realized. Light is contrasted with darkness. This was Day one. The first day of yin and yang. The first day of creation. The most fundamental nature of the material universe is defined here. For were there is light there is heat. Hot and cold. Light and dark. Color and black. Energy and stop. Motion and absolute zero. God sustains this light to shine on us. Daylight gives us the opportunity to do much which is not so easy in darkness. Light reveals the nature of things and allows us to see. God’s Word is a light to our path and a lamp to our feet revealing where we are going and who we are. God is light and when the New Jerusalem comes to being there will be no need the sun nor the moon for God will rule all of us and shed light upon us.
What does light mean to you?
In the Mean time things to think about light
“It establishes the speed limit for the entire universe.
Its speed is the only constant in the universe.
It is outside of time.
It never ages.
It anchors the laws of relativity.
It is both a wave and particle.
It allows us to see.
It comforts us with its presence and depresses us by its absence.
It conveys the energy of warmth that allow us to live.
It consumes darkness but itself is never consumed by darkness.
It is mentioned as the first thing God created after the heavens and the earth.
It, apparently, has a divine aspect to its nature.” (Richard A. Swenson, M.D.)
Contemplating these things, what does light reveal to us about God?
How does this make you feel?
Describe a moment were light has made you feel good.
This is meant to promote conversation.
“And the Council of Nicea in 325 did not decide which books should go in the canon or which should not. Nothing of that is true. Not one of the decrees of the Council of Nicea deals with the canon. So, again, you simply have falsehood multiplied here.”
|You Are Bert|
Extremely serious and a little eccentric, people find you loveable – even if you don’t love them!
You are usually feeling: Logical – you rarely let your emotions rule you
You are famous for: Being smart, a total neat freak, and maybe just a little evil
How you life your life: With passion, even if your odd passions (like bottle caps and pigeons) are baffling to others