Genesis 1:5

God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. (Genesis 1:5, ESV)

The pattern of day and night are established before the sun or stars even have their beginning.  Isn’t it amazing to think God can light the Heavens without any of our known sources?  I wonder, what is light?  Where does light come from when there are no sun or stars?  God’s mysterious order eludes our explanation, even so far as technology has advanced.  There is no scientist who can explain God.

Before God has created any creatures for His new earth, He gives them His first gift: light.  Light coupled with darkness brings an extraordinary change.  Darkness alone signifies death and blindness.  But when light is paired with darkness, darkness becomes a time of rest, privacy, and peace.  There was nothing to be upset about in the darkness of this new earth.  All the creatures God created were plant-eaters.  And there were only going to be two humans to start their life in the garden.  Night carried with it no fear.

God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. (Genesis 1:5, ESV)

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