Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Genesis 1:1-13

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. 6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. 9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

The start of the Bible! What a privilege. These are very familiar verses to a lot of us. Today this passage says to me that our God speaks light in to the darkness.

I take from these verses that I am to speak light and life in to my world! And what is this light? It is the word of God, it is Jesus Himself. In John 8:12 He says, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”

Lord, let me follow You, that I may walk in the light that leads to life. Thank You that this is by Your grace and Your strength, and not my own.

Written by Matt Samperi

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  1. Linda Quinn says:

    Thanks Matt – light is so powerful – the tiniest spark of light breaks through the darkness! It reminds me of the words of Corrie Ten Boom – a survivor of the world War 2 Holocaust – ” there is no pit so deep that God is not deeper still”. My paraphrase for today would be “there is no darkness so dark that Jesus cannot light it up” Lord thank you that you can bring light into the darkness not just in my world, but through me – into the lives of the lost people around me.

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