Words from the Heart for Monday August 10th, 2020
God saw that the light was good. He separated the light from the darkness.God called the light “day.” He called the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning. It was day one.
Genesis 1:4-5 (NIRV)
Day and Night
This past June 20 the sun set in Iqaluit, Nunavut at 11:21 PM. It arose just 3 hours and 11 minutes later. According to the Conde Nast website, “In this capital of Canada’s Nunavut territory, long days don’t always mean warm days. On sunny summer evenings, you’ll see young people playing soccer or enjoying a campfire on the beach, but there might also be freshly fallen snow on the ground, and the bay might still be under more than six feet of ice.”
We live in a world that is filled with light. So much so, that in most places of the world it’s difficult to find a place dark enough to get a good view of the stars at night. How different that must have been in the early stages of Creation. The world was a dark place, only lit by the glory of God filling the universe He was creating. God knew that if the world He was creating was going to thrive, there needed to be light. So, in Genesis 1:4-5 we read: “God saw that the light was good. He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day.” He called the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning. It was day one.” I love the simplicity of God’s Word here – God saw that the light was good. Indeed, it is. Without it nothing would grow, there would be no heat. In order for the rest of His creation to work, He needed to create light. What a picture of our spiritual lives. In the dark, there is only cold and death. Jesus, the light of the world, brings spiritual warmth and life. Have you experienced Him?
These have been words from the heart.