Day One

“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” —Genesis 1:3-5

John the beloved disciple writes in his first general epistle “that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). God is certainly light, meaning that He is all that is holy; all that is bright; all that is illuminating; all that is of the utmost clarity; all that is the pinnacle of wisdom without a breath of folly; all that is the extent of power without a shred of weakness; all that is the supremacy of equity without a shadow of evil; all that is the excellence of goodness without any hesitation or withholding; and all that is the fullness of truth and knowledge without any mixture of error whatsoever. All that we know that is called “light” are those things that can give us a glimpse, and only a glimpse, of the holiness that God has revealed to us about Himself.

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