Words from the Heart for Friday August 7th, 2020
God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light.
Genesis 1:3 (NIRV)
Let There Be Light
Growing up in Thunder Bay, I just assumed that everyone in Canada enjoyed seeing the Northern Lights each winter. It was only after I moved away from the Lakehead in my mid-20s that I realized how blessed I was to be able to regularly witness one of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders. One of my favourite places to watch them was at our cottage on East Loon Lake. The reflection of the aurora dancing on the cold waters of the lake doubled the awe.
One of the my favourite arguments for the veracity of God’s Word is that the first three chapters of Genesis and the last three chapters of Revelation are like bookends for the entire Bible. It is a library filled with 66 books written over a period of 1300 years by around 40 authors. But the first three and the last three chapters have exactly the same themes. Let me illustrate. In Revelation 21:23 we read: The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.” This ties in perfectly with Genesis 1:3: “God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light.” Now God had not yet created the sun and moon, so there was no day and night yet. But He spoke light into being. He could do that because He is, by nature, light. And the day will come when the sun and moon will no longer be needed, for the world will be restored to its pre-Fall condition. In the meantime, we who know Jesus walk in the light that is His by nature.
These have been words from the heart.