The Creation of Light

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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.


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Really, I didn’t even know how I had done what I did—how I got through the night and talked to Brian Nichols so he could see what he needed to do. I only knew that God did it. God was helping me. He gave me things to say and showed me how to open up my life. He worked on Brian so that he could hear what I was telling him. He gave me strength, faith, hope, and love. It was just God—helping me and doing what needed to be done.


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“Dan Brown [author of The Da Vinci Code] almost makes Constantine a universal editor of the earliest Bible, which is just pathetic, because the canon [the standard biblical books] was already known a century and a half to two hundred years before Constantine. Eusebius, the earliest Christian church historian, tells us how the canon came to be and how other books were added later on, but by Constantine’s time, it was already determined. There’s no question about that,” said Dr. Paul Maier, professor of ancient history at Western Michigan University.

“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.”


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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
-I guess it’s true?

About minuiperiannath

Name: Spencer Wentland College: North Central University Year: Senior Major:Intercultural Studies My story of meeting Jesus in short: Not many weeks after I was born my parents baptized me into the Christian faith at First English Lutheran Church in my hometown, Appleton, WI. There they renewed their promises to renounce the devil and his ways, the world and evil and raise me the same way teaching me to love and fear the Lord, the Lord's Prayer, the Ten Commandments, the Creeds and when of reading age to put the Holy Bible in my hands and all the while, with the church community, instruct me in the Christian faith. My parents weren't perfect but they did fulfill the vows they made at my baptism. I had my own more personal experience with the Lord around the age of seven when I followed Jesus out of the Gospels to a "quiet, lonely place" in my backyard with the hope to do whatever Jesus did there. Without realizing it or ever being taught how to "receive Jesus into your heart" it happened quite like that even seeing a mental vision of Jesus and knowing I need to welcome him into my heart and let him sit on the throne of my life. I've never been the same since then and the Lord has kept his promise to be with me "always." I confirmed what my parents chose for me in a public confession of faith and the ritual of believer's baptism at a local swimming school where the Assemblies of God church my mom attends used to do their baptisms. I've never regretted a life with Jesus; life has always been richer, deeper and fuller because of it. About Me: Ha that's a funny question, and a popular one today. Well, if you really want to know "all about me" you will have to meet me. For starters I am hard to put in simple categories and often find myself tumbling between labels; i.e. introverted and extroverted, strong and weak, intuitive yet a rationalist, introspective and social, unique and individual yet needing people and empathetic. I belong to and am part of the Way and that is probably the most defining important part of my being. (Acts 24:14) As a God lover in the Way of Jesus Christ I long to see and embrace all things and people in his love for his glory. Creative people and places energize me. I enjoy and appreciate art and artists and like to contribute and collaborate in making my own art at times. I need my own time and spend a lot of time in contemplation- this is where I get recharged and new vision and vitality for life. A con of my personality is my ill attempts to understand everything about everything. At the same time I also get energy from others and love to be sociable. I make matrix like connections in my mind and although my comments often are perceived as random too me they are very connected to something. To me connection and harmony are very important and I believe the truth brings that out. The last few years have been filled with learning, studying and meeting wonderful people. Copenhagen, Escanaba, Nagasaki, and now back to Minneapolis! So excited to learn, grow and finish my last year at university! Call: I feel strongly called by the Lord to work and give myself as missionary of love to the Japanese people. As the Lord leads I hope to take a missionary assignment through ELCA Global Mission teaching English and serving in congregational mission and leadership in Japan. Eventually I would like to serve as an apostolic worker planting boiler rooms (missional/monastic communities) around the Japanese archipelago with a bunch of other Jesus lovers in international, incarnational bands of friends. About this blog: This blog is for my Church Administration and Personal Finance class. I'm looking forward to interesting and practical conversation and learning that will help develop my leadership and organizational skills for however and whatever takes shape out of the Lord's call.

5 responses »

  1. If only i could see you today.  I would laugh in your face and call you a joke.  You contradict yourself in so many ways it isn’t even funny.  I am not refering to this post, but to your life in general.  You have a lot of things to work out in your own head before you should tell other people what to think or how to live.
    this is not a direct rip on you.  i am not coming out of no where to tell you this.  It has been bugging me for a long time and i never see you so i had to do it on here.
    sorry for any humility that i may have bestowed upon you.

  2. Um… in Marty’s defense, here’s a clear example of a contradiction. You are an evangelical Christian who came out two years ago and now claims to have been “healed by Christ.” What’s the problem with that? You’re insane. Homosexuality isn’t healed, and if you continue to believe that you have been “healed,” I’m probably going to have to disregard you as a legitimate human being. Um… The American Psychiatric Association took homosexuality off its list of mental illnesses in 1973, so… get with the program. It’s okay that you’re homosexual. I hope you understand that before you hurt yourself and others.
    Daniel
    P.S. Don’t reply on my site. I’m not looking for a response. This is a comment/observation, and… you can’t really refute it. My audience doesn’t want to see what you have to say anyway. Thank you.

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