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“Let there be light.” It’s right there in Genesis 1:3. It’s the first mention of light. Light and the desire for it has held center stage on this earth for centuries. Man’s quest to obtain it and have it is just as meaningful today as it was in the early days. Ben Franklin flew a kite to harness ‘lightning’. Thomas Edison developed the light bulb to have light wherever it was desired.
Light conquers the dark. In Genesis 1:16 God saw fit to have a lesser light for night (moon) and a greater light (sun) for day. Take note. It says ‘light’ to rule the darkness. Now skip ahead to John 8:12. Jesus says “I am the light.” Of course, it is in a spiritual context, or soul context. The rest of the statement is simple—let Jesus be the light, follow it, and there is no walking in darkness. John 12:46 says the same thing. The only requirement is to believe it.
James 1:17 calls God the Father of lights. Most people accept that God is the Creator which undeniably makes Him the Father of everything. John 14:6-13 is a recitation telling the reader that Jesus and God are one. It’s not possible to believe in one and not the other because of this essential unity. Also, belief leads the ordinary to be partakers of light (Colossians 1:12) and, thus, ‘let your light so shine’ (Matthew 5:16). See how it works! Isn’t that just great!
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