1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.
5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
1 There is Power in our Words
In the beginning there was darkness. God created light, and He created light through the power of His words. The Lord God speaks creation into existence. There is power in our own words as well, the powers of life and the powers of death. We are called to speak life and can call upon the power of the Holy Spirit in the authority of Jesus Christ.
2 Be the light
After God created light He looked upon it and declared it was good. All that God creates is good. Light itself was created out of darkness – it cuts through the darkness and illuminates the world. Without light we wouldn’t be able to appreciate the beauty and colors of God’s creation. We are called to be the light of the world. We are called to shine through the darkness with love through our thoughts, words, and actions. Others will notice the difference in us as light, separated from darkness. Although they may not know the source or reason for our light, they will be able to visible see that the light is good. This presents an opportunity to share the Gospel message with others when they ask “why are you so joyful?”.
3 Light Comes After Darkness
Periods of light and darkness were separated into Day and Night. We see periods in our life where Light abounds and is followed by dark times of struggles. There will be times in our life when we feel overwhelmed by darkness, when we struggle and suffer and deal with pain. However the message of hope of the Bible is echoed here in two different ways. First, “there was evening and there was morning” – after darkness, light again prevails. We may go through cyclical periods of light and darkness. Secondly, the Book of Revelation shares this same message of hope and triumph. After dark times, the light comes again and Jesus triumphs. No matter how dark the night, the sun comes in the morning, and no matter how dark our world – the SON comes in our mourning.