Let there be light.


Then there was the voice of God.

Can you picture the moment? Can you see it? It is this breathtaking moment – when creation first hears the voice of her God.

In my quiet time today, I was led to Genesis 1:3. It is the creation story.

I began to pray that passage into my own life, speaking light and life into the plans and dreams that seem yet void and without form. As I prayed and pondered this passage, the Lord began to unveil to me this beautiful, redemptive, creation story that is yet unfolding before our eyes.

The earth lacked shape and was totally empty, and dark fog draped over the deep while God’s Spirit hovered over the empty waters.

Then there was the voice of God.

And this is what He said –
Let there be light.

Because the Creator spoke, all of creation responded.
I was once darkness but now I am light. (Eph. 5:8)

I was once darkness.
I was once void and without form.
I was once like empty waters.

And off in the distance I heard the voice of One who had been hovering over me.
He had never left. He had always been –


Until this moment, the appointed time when he would speak into the dark fog draped over the deep of my soul – Let. There. Be. Light.
And all of a sudden, a new creation was formed. And light flashed into being.

As it was in the beginning, so shall it always be.
I was once darkness but now I am light.

He is the Creator.
He creates.
It is what he loves to do.

Can you glimpse these moments of creation? What must that moment of the voice have been like? The earth was dark and void and without form. As all of heaven groaned, waiting for the moment when the Creator would make a dwelling place on earth. On earth as it is in heaven.

There was nothing.
And on this day, God spoke.
And light flashed into being.

As it was in the beginning, so shall it always be.

The great chorus of rejoicing on the day that light flashed into being is the same great chorus that resounds today, moment by moment – as the Light flashes into beings.

All of creation groans waiting for the children of God to be revealed. (Rom. 8:19)

Every time a soul in darkness responds to the voice of the One hovering, speaking let there be light into their very being, there is great rejoicing. A new creation has come into being.

Becoming a new creation in Christ Jesus – going from darkness to light is as grand a moment as that of creation. And yet even more grand. Everything God does – all of creation points us to this one moment, of sons and daughters being revealed as children of Light.

This is what it is all about.
This is the Creation story.
It points to redemption.

You were once darkness, void and without form and God spoke into your very being – let there be light.

And all of heaven awaited your response.
And all of heaven awaits the response of sons and daughters yet in darkness to know that they are children of the Light.

This is our story.
We are a new creation.
We were not made better.
We have been made brand new.

God saw that the light was beautiful and good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
You have been made beautiful, as light separated from darkness.
Jesus makes all things new.
All of his works are wonderful I know that full well. (Ps. 139:14)

We are no longer darkness.
We are light in the world.
So live as children of Light.

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