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THE ORIGIN OF LIGHT
One of man's greatest inventions is the electric light. Man has developed many varieties of il1umination and has even been able to magnify, or intensify, light transmission. These are developments of artificial light, but have you thought of the existence of natural light? Where, when, and how did it originate? We think of the sun as the source of natural light, but we may be surprised to learn that the quality of light was called into existence before the sun, moon, and stars.
In the account of creation as recorded in Genesis 1, there was darkness upon the earth until God said, "Let there be light," (verse 3), and there was light on the first day of the creation (verse 5). The sun, moon, and stars were created on the fourth day (verses 14-19).
Light is a Godly characteristic. The Apostle John said (I John 1:5) that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. Light has come to be synonymous with knowledge and righteousness, whereas darkness suggests ignorance and evi1 influences. God's word is said to be "a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path" (Ps. 119:105). Through obedience to the gospel of Christ one can be called out of darkness into his marvelous light. (See I Peter 2:1-10, II Thess. 2:14).
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