Let There Be Light — The Coming of Christ

Let there be light

Each day of creation prefigures a specific event in the life of Christ.  Those seven days take us from the moment of His conception to His death on Calvary and hit all the major milestones in-between. The scriptures were preparing the world for Jesus Christ from the very first chapter.

The first thing to note about the creation of light is that is was present before the sun, the moon and the stars.  This light was not solar.  This first created light is present in all things.  Burn a match and you see the heat and light stored within.  Split an atom and you see the unbelievable power, light, heat and radiation contained within something so small we cannot see it.  God enrobed all of that energy in physical matter. It became the living tree that later became the match.  All of creation gives testimony to the awe-inspiring God who was able to take all of that power, light and radiation and safely contain it in a single atom.

That light and energy is not God, but in the same way, Jesus, the second person of the Trinity, took His Divinity and placed it within a single ovum within the womb of Mary.  God entered into His creation.  He became flesh and dwelt among us.  John spoke eloquently about this mystery.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us… John 1:1-5,14

But all is not light! In the second part of the first day God separated the light from the darkness, calling the light “day” and the darkness “night”. Once Jesus came into the world, people had a choice to believe Him or not to believe Him, to follow Him or not to follow Him.  Jesus said that He did not come to condemn the world but to save it. He then proceeded to speak of this separation between light and darkness.

Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he had not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil.  For everyone who does wicked things hates the light, so that his works might not be exposed. But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God. John 3:18-21

Many of us would like to stay in a twilight believing in the man Jesus but not the God within. That half-light will either lead us into the darkness of night or into the light of day.  Pray, always asking God to show you the truth. Tell Him that you do not want to be deceived.  Twilight and birdsong are such fleeting periods of time.  Coming into the full light of day exposes you for who you are–a beloved sinner, not condemned but redeemed.

#trcot #Creation

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