“Then God said, ‘Let there be light’ and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good.”
The Creator’s first utterance, “Let there be light,” is much more than a one-time command. With these words He declared a fundamental principle that is ultimately personified in the Messiah, the Light of the World. Speaking of Him, the prophet Isaiah said:
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.” (Isaiah 9:2)
Not only does this light refer to the Messiah, it alludes to His followers as well. From the beginning, God determined that His people were to be a light unto the nations. When Israel was called out of Egypt, it was with the intent that they would serve this purpose. Later, Messiah told His disciples, in every generation, that they are the light of the world and are not to allow that light to be concealed. He told us to go into the nations and make disciples by being the light that shines in darkness. Seeing that we live in such spiritually dark times, now more than ever before, we must answer the call to be that light that all may see.
Blessings and Shalom,