Creation of the Day
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 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. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.” (Gen. 1:1-5 KJV)
God has always been existence and is an eternal being. However, the heavens, which we call the sky, and the earth, planets, solar system, and the whole universe, were not always in existence. God existed before the universe was created. Someone might have a point to argue if The First Book of Moses, called Genesis started by saying, “In the beginning, the sky and earth created God,” but this is not what the scripture says. God is creator of everything. “Everything” includes time, creation, and being. It may be difficult to understand how time can be created, but you don’t have to try to figure it out. You can’t. God’s wisdom far exceeds any wisdom that you will ever obtain (Isa. 55:9).
Before there was light there was darkness on the earth. The way the world is described in The First Book of Moses, called Genesis, in the first chapter and the second verse, illustrates a world of chaos, darkness, and an earth that was inhabitable for humans. Maybe some inhuman beings were there. Also, you might have not given this much thought, but how beautiful do you think the earth was before the light? It could not have been beautiful at all. How could anyone tell anyway? There was no light to see anything. A matter of fact, hell is described in a similar way (Mat. 22:13). Complete darkness filled the earth. The earth was unrecognizable and empty.
Then something amazing happened. God spoke! He said “Let there be light (Gen. 1:3).” You will come to find out that this very light is a symbol for the True Light, Jesus Christ (John 1:4-9). It is amazing to think, and you can’t forget, that none of this; the light, sky, and water existed before God created it. The light that God created was not for vanity. The light was created to bring warmth to the earth, to create beautiful sunsets, to provide light, so perhaps, some physical being could inhabit the earth like human beings.
One of the most important things to recognize is that the light was created when darkness was present. However, the light was not created for the darkness, and was not created to have the same purpose as the darkness. This is symbolic of the purpose, whether light (Jesus) or darkness (Satan), that you choose to follow. You are given a choice to follow darkness or light. The Apostle Paul writes to those people that choose to follow Jesus in The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians, by saying, “But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness….You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness (I Thess. 5:4-5 NIV).” The Light was created for you. It is not God’s intention that you live in darkness.