Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Uncreated Light

Some have wondered why The Light appeared on Day 1 of Creation, whereas the sun, moon and stars were not created until Day 4.  Before Day 4 the Light was not carried by any created object known from Scripture.  Only on Day 4 were objects created to give the created light.

Significantly, this interplay of lights appears in other places in Scripture, too.  When the Lamb of God, the Light of Men, died on the Cross it was dark in the Land for three hours, though the sun was up.

And, in eternity, continuing for forever, the uncreated Light, the Lamb of God, illuminates the earth and the holy city in the eternal day:

But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 
The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its lightAnd the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. (from Rev 21, NKJV)