When darkness was so thick you could wear it, God had an idea. “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3). In a flash, he knew he could get photons excited enough to glow. He made them glow in the direction of his magnetism. He dialed in different intensities so he could create day and night, dusk and dawn. He sourced light in suns, moons, stars, and on his own face. He figured out that light across a spectrum would make for a very colorful existence. He put all the physics in place in the blink of an eye. There it was. Light. And he wanted others to enjoy the beauty of light as much as he did. He willed for people to see the light and reflect the light. To be the image of light.
Darkness didn’t surrender. It never does. It’s powerful too. It always threatens to snuff out any little bit of light. But God is light. He will not let evil take us back to only darkness. God is there in every ray of hope for a happy ending. His face lit up with pleasure in his one and only Son who is the Light of the world. Christ’s love for us brightens our mood.
When you feel darkness creeping in, may the light of the Lord bless you and keep you. May his face shine on you and show you his grace. May he look you right in the eye and give you peace. Amen.