“God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.” Genesis 1:1
I understand how darkness (inky blackness) could damper even God’s Spirit. On a cloudy night, when starts nor moon are visible, drive out into the country, shut off the car and see how darkness can overcome your spirit. Or, if you are bold enough, take a tour into a cave and experience complete darkness when the tour guide turns out the lights (I hate when that happens!). You may find yourself praying the battery in your car won’t die or that when the tour guide flips the power switch on in the bottomless emptiness of the cave, there will be light.
God didn’t like the darkness, so he created light. I’m grateful for Thomas Edison, the local electric company, solar energy, candles, generators, matches, and anything that will drive out the darkness. I’m even more grateful for God who takes away the darkness in our lives who gave us the gift of hope through his son.
Lord, may we look for ways to spread your light to others. Amen.