For the past week, all we have heard on T.V. is Hurricane Dorian. We’ve heard how it ripped the Bahamas apart. We have seen what 225 mph winds can do. We have seen what a tidal surge does as it covers the entire Island. My prayers have been for all the people on the Bahamas and along the east coast as Dorian heads north.
A few years ago Hurricane Isabelle hit the east coast. The storm came up the coast and sat over us in Chesapeake for twenty-four hours. Power was knocked out for over a week and the temperature was over 90. A neighbor brought his generator out in the middle of the street for a couple of hours each day so we could charge our phones and run our refrigerators. The thing I found most difficult was the darkness. Flashlights and candles were good but not what we were used to, and darkness was our enemy. I waited for the dawn and was excited when the sun brightened everything.
Evenings with flashlights and candles were okay, but when the lights came on, there was excitement and celebration on my street. As important as electric lights may be, think how much more important is the true light. God himself spoke “Let there be light” on the first day when he created the universe, “and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3) Verse 4 says, “God saw that the light was good.”
Light expresses God’s great love for us. His light points us to Jesus, “the light of the world.” (John 8:12) This light guides us from the gloom of sin. The light that is talked about in Genesis 1:3 penetrates the darkness before creation. The initial light was through the declared word of the Father and eventually became the Light of the world with the coming of Jesus. (John1:4-5)
Genesis 1:3 – God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
Submitted by: Tommy Herndon