In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. Genesis 1:1-5
Thoughts on Light and Darkness
God never said darkness was a bad thing. He just says here it is where He started. In fact, He did not remove darkness, instead it was now the beginning of each new day.
In my mind’s eye I can see God, the artist, looking down on the blank canvas he has prepared. He is about to create and the Spirit hovers, almost like He is thinking… Then, when the time was right: “Light”.
The darkness does not overcome the light but neither does the light exceed its boundaries. In the perfect world, before brokenness and corruption, they are partners. Darkness, the lesser leads and Light follows. Together, they are the first dancers to God’s sacred and cyclic rhythm.
I want to say, life was not complicated then. It was easy to hear the cadence but now there are too many sounds, too much clutter. It’s too confusing.
But maybe I need to take my cue from the darkness and let it lead me into the Light.
“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” Gen. 8:22
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” Lam. 3:22-24