And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness (Genesis 1:3,4 NIV).
God is the source of all light. All light comes from Him. In Him there is no darkness at all. When the earth was filled with darkness, it did not reflect the glory of God. Therefore God said that there be light and there was light.
Since this was the first utterance of God, we can guess the importance that God has placed on light. There are many properties of light that teaches us spiritual truths.
Light drives away darkness. No amount of cursing will drive darkness away. Light has to be introduced to get rid of darkness. Even a small match light can dispel darkness. Greater the light, the greater will be the portion of darkness removed.
Light and darkness cannot coexist. Where there shines a light, darkness cannot occupy that space. A place can be dark or can be filled with light. You cannot have light and darkness at one place at the same time. That is why God separated the light from the darkness.
As Christians, we are children of the light. Therefore we should strive and seek to exhibit the properties of light. We should love light and try to reflect God’s light in and through our lives. As light brings glory to God and reflects His glory, let us truly reflect God’s light in this world.
Finally, light always conquers darkness. This is a truth that should encourage us to live godly lives in this world. Let us thus partake in the conquest of light. Light always wins.