And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Funny how different the world appears after the light is turned on. For me, I spent my first twenty one years spinning in circles, walking in darkness trying to feel my way through life. If I wasn’t high I was figuring out how to get high. My life was consumed with myself and the pleasures of the moment. That seemed like the right way to live because that is all I could see. I couldn’t see the value of eternity, heaven wasn’t on my radar, and the Bible was a book I couldn’t understand and wasn’t interested in. How did my life change drastically, suddenly, and permanently? It can be described in one word, light. Somehow the light came on. First, I was suddenly aware of my selfish, self centered lifestyle. I was my problem and I became painfully aware of my need to change. Secondly, I saw Jesus as the only answer. The light of revelation revealed Christ as the only Savior and my only way to get free. Next, the word of God came alive to me, God’s written word became the source of that light for me, I could never see the Bible the same way again. Let there be light, light had begun to shine in my life. Here are some thoughts from Spurgeon on today’s verse.
“Light might well be good since it sprang from that fiat of goodness, ‘Let there be light’. We who enjoy it should be more grateful for it than we are, and see more of God in it and by it. Light physical is said by Solomon to be sweet, but gospel light is infinitely more precious, for it reveals eternal things, and ministers to our immortal natures. When the Holy Spirit gives us spiritual light, and opens our eyes to behold the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ, we behold sin in its true colors, and ourselves in our real position; we see the Most Holy God as he reveals himself, the plan of mercy as he propounds it, and the world to come as the Word describes it. Spiritual light has many beams and prismatic colors, but whether they be knowledge, joy, holiness, or life, all are divinely good.”
Jesus is the light of the world. Look to Him today and you too will find yourself in a new world. Not only will you see Him differently, you will see life itself very differently. LET THERE BE LIGHT.