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MACRO TOPIC 1.2.2
God created light
First essential for life
God's first act in preparing the earth for life was to createlight.
And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. – Genesis 1:3-4
The qualities of light operate in both physical AND spiritual realms.
Even though light is a common part of our every-day existence, there are no words to adequately describe it. It is the prerequisite for all life. The best way to understand light is to think about what it does.
Think about it!
What light does
PHYSICALLY and SPIRITUALY
Light dispels darkness
Light itself cannot be seen but reveals everything in its presence
Light cannot be grasped or held
Light fills all space available to it but will not invade space closed to it
Light can be everywhere at once
Light is never consumed or exhausted by anything in its presence
Light is illumination, enabling us to find our way
Light is communication by written words and symbols to our mind
Light is color, revealing incredible beauty around us
Light is warmth, giving comfort
Light is energy, producing power
Light is speed, from here to there in an an instant
Light is essential for growth and healing
Light fades the further we move from its source
There are no words adequate to describe light itself
Only descriptions of what light does
Jesus said: 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.' – John 8:12