Let there be light
Pastor Mark Jeske
In a sense there was divine activity even before creation began—God must have made a gigantic mud ball in the dark. All of the elements were there, but they were all jumbled together. Matter existed, but it was in chaos.
And then came the moment when God decided to begin the process of bringing order of the chaos. The first thing that the world of dark mud needed was the presence of the glory of God himself. Before there were sun, moon, and stars, God brought the gift of light to the chaos, the light of himself: “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Genesis 1:2,3).
God had endowed matter with the ability to reflect light with different colors and hues, different depths and texture. Light itself is a stupendous work of his—acting like both wave and particle, it bolts through all creation at 186,000 miles per second, bouncing back when there is something there.
The people who appreciate light most are those from whom it has been taken. The blind will tell you how intensely they miss it and what a delight it is. When your eyes pop open tomorrow morning, whisper a little prayer, “Lord, how wonderful it is to see your world.”
You have the power to change your world!
The Bible tells the story of how God reformed a misshaped world through Jesus. How you see yourself fitting into that story shapes you. And as you reach out to share that story, it can’t help but shape the world around you!
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