Draw Near To the Light

1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day. ~ Genesis 1:1-5NLT

Notice how it says that darkness was over the face of the deep, not that darkness was over all the waters? This is because the Spirit of God hovered over the surface of the waters. Why does that matter? He wasn’t hovering over it all. God’s light was only on the waters above, in Heaven. His presence wasn’t shining over everything. His peace wasn’t shining over everything. His love wasn’t shining over everything. It was only over a specific section of the universe—the Heavenly realm.

God could have easily just left it there that first day and went on creating earth the next, but before He did anything else, He created light. He created a way to Him in the darkness. Not a physical light, because as we know, the sun and moon aren’t created until day four, but a spiritual light. A light that could penetrate the darkness of man’s hearts. He created the wisdom and knowledge of God.

Romans says that His invisible attributes have been made known from the creation of the world. Jesus said that while it’s still day, we have to work because night is coming. This world is becoming filled with more and more darkness, and the knowledge and wisdom of God are dwindling fast. When we look around, we feel almost hopeless because darkness seems to overcome the light. But the Psalms assures us that weeping only lasts the night and joy comes in the morning. The Psalmist isn’t talking about a physical day and night. The psalmist is saying when we encourage ourselves in the LORD, and we remember who He is, and we strive to be with Him, our spiritual night turns to day, and the Joy of the LORD becomes our strength.

So, don’t be discouraged when you feel like the night will never end. Encourage yourself in the LORD as David did. For if we draw near to God, He’ll draw near to us. And if He is near to us, then there is no room for darkness. For He is the light that shines in the darkness, and the darkness cannot overcome Him.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Draw Near To the Light.

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