Thursday, October 20, 2011

"For God, who said, 'Let there be light in the darkness,' has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ" (2 Corinthians 4:6, New Living Translation).

This past weekend, my friend and I were helping teach a preschool class, and this week the lesson was on the first day of Creation.  After the lesson, my friend asked, "What did God make?" A little boy looked at her for a few seconds, tilted his head and while holding out his arms sad, "God made light."  It was funny to us, since it was said with an "of course" sort of tone.  It is amazing that God made light from darkness.

It amazes me, too, how He can make lightness in our hearts.  God helps us see that He sent His Son down to earth to show us how to honor God, and then He died to pay the price for our rebellion.  Is there a ruler on earth who died for people who rebelled against him?

The God who brought light to the earth at the beginning of creation is able to bring light inside of us.  There are different ways darkness can rotten us inside, but His light can break through all that.  So, as we learn more about God who wants to forgive us, save us, and lead us, I pray we see ways to help explain this light He's shown us, with others.