Some time ago an atheist friend had shared something on Facebook that made me seek some answers. I love when that happens. They don’t know it, but they help us as we learn more and more about the God we love and serve. The question was…how was there light on the first day when God said “let there be light” when God didn’t create the sources of light (sun, moon, stars) until the fourth day.
Of course, answers can be found in Scripture…and I really love the answer I found in Scripture.
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formlessand 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.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.
The Lord illuminated the earth from the beginning. Remember in Exodus when the glory of the Lord passed by Moses? He lights everything in His path.