God Made Two Great Lights and the Stars

God made two great lights–the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars (Genesis 1:16 NIV).

Light is God’s business. He Himself is light and dwells in unapproachable light. And when He created the earth He was thoughtful to give lights that shall govern the day and night. The message is very clear. God desires us to have light; in the midst of our happiness and in the midst of our sadness as well.

There are times in life when His guiding light seems all bright. It is easy to take godly decisions quickly as the light of His guidance is as bright as the sunshine. The whole situation you find yourselves in is bathed in sunlight. And everything is crystal clear. You just need to proceed in the direction God intends. But there are sunsets. And they come once in a while, if not always.

But even then God does not leave you without light. The cool, gentle and refreshing moonlight will give you light during your nights. The light may not be sufficient enough to see all the landscape around you distinctly; nor will you be able to make out all the features around you. Yet it will be just enough to keep you from stumbling. It will allow you to go forward at a slow pace; often step by step. And it is folly to try running during such times. Instead be willing to follow His guidance at a slow pace.

And finally there are times when even the light of the moon may not be available. But God knew about these times in your life even before you were born. So He made the stars for you. Their light is not sufficient to guide you in your path. Yet these lights twinkle at a distance encouraging you with hope. These are twinkles of God’s smile saying: “My child, I care for you!”