Words from the Heart for Sunday August 23rd, 2020
He put them there to rule over the day and the night. He put them there to separate light from darkness. God saw that it was good. There was evening, and there was morning. It was day four.
Genesis 1:18-19 (NIRV)
Seperating Light From Darkness
With more modern technology in place, the federal government has designated many lighthouses under the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act and has transferred them to new owners all across Canada. Ottawa continues to operate 51 staffed lighthouses across the country, including one in New Brunswick, 27 in British Columbia and 23 in Newfoundland and Labrador. It manages and maintains most of these lighthouses for operational purposes. One exception is Machias Seal Island in the Gulf of Maine, where lightkeepers continue to staff the lighthouse for sovereignty reasons.
Everyone one of us has had, at one time or another, a bad night. We long for the first sign of dawn, when all that has been weighing on our minds will look a little less threatening once daylight arrives. It isn’t natural for human beings to love the darkness. When God was creating the world, He divided the light from the darkness. Night is designed to provide us with the hours needed for sleep and renewal. When the day arrives, we can be about the task of serving our loving Creator. Genesis 1:18-19 says this: “He put them there to rule over the day and the night. He put them there to separate light from darkness. God saw that it was good. There was evening, and there was morning. It was day four.” God created the sun to give light during the day, and the moon as the ever-present celestial nightlight. You were created for the light. This light/darkness narrative is one of the themes of Scripture. We who know Jesus as Saviour and Lord are called to walk in the light, as He is in the Light. Live by the light of God’s Word today.
These have been words from the heart.