Words from the Heart for Saturday May 29th, 2021
God said, “Let there be light!” And light began to shine. He saw the light, and he knew that it was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. God named the light “day,” and he named the darkness “night.” There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the first day.
Genesis 1:3-5 (ERV)
Light Began to Shine
Electric cars are nothing new. On December 5, 1893 the first electric car in Canada made its debut at the Dixon Carriage works in Toronto. While cars were still very much in their infancy, there were three competing technologies. Electric vehicles would be competing for customers with steam and the new-fangled petroleum engines. Frederick Fetherstonaugh, was a young patent lawyer in Toronto, Ontario, fascinated with technology, and influenced by the many patent applications for new inventions he was constantly seeing, including electricity.
If you visit Israel, you will want to visit Qumran, the desert site along the Dead Sea where the famous scrolls were discovered. It is the ancient home of the Essenes, a third group of Jewish religionists who, along with the Pharisees and Sadducees, made up the religious flavour of first century Judaism. It is thought by many that John the Baptist was influenced by the hermitic Essenes. Must of what they wrote and taught was focused on the battle between the “sons of darkness” and the “sons of light.” That shouldn’t surprise us since it is one of the key themes of the Bible, and we get a glimpse of it in some of the first verses. Genesis 1:3-5 tells us “God said, “Let there be light!” And light began to shine. He saw the light, and he knew that it was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. God named the light “day,” and he named the darkness “night.” There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the first day.” The light here is physical, but it points to what would lie ahead – a spiritual battle that would be won by Jesus, the true light of the world.
These have been words from the heart.