In 2021 NASA rocketed the James Webb telescope into orbit around the sun and it is seeing galaxies rushing away from each other at greater and greater speed, defying gravity. It makes no sense to scientists. It also saw a galaxy more than 33 billion light years away. After endless decades of man studying the heavens, science still only understands 4 percent of the universe. Did you know that 95% of our universe is made up of dark energy and dark matter and we don’t know what it is? So scientists infer that there must be “unseen elements” at work.

Yet, clearly the “unseen elements” were created by the same hand of God who said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years, and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth.’ Genesis 1:14. Could it be that the inferred unseen element is God the creator himself in all of his majestic and unfathomable glory?

In his book Whisper, Mark Batterson said, “Did you know that embryologists have recently captured the moment of conception via fluorescent microscopy?” What they discovered is that at the exact moment, a sperm penetrates an egg, the egg releases millions of zinc atoms that emit light. Sparks fly, literally! The miracle of conception is a microcosm that mirrors God’s first four words, let there be light.

John 1:5 tells us that, The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it and James 1:17 says, Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

It is no accident that God created light first, his first miracle. Light is the source of vision, the key to technology, the first link in the food chain, and the origin of energy. Without light, we aren’t healthy physically or mentally. Those four words from God, in the beginning, are still forming galaxies defying gravity and not making sense. I love how God leaves some things dangling out there that may never be explained or understood by the man he created, still how exciting that some keep trying and slowly, very slowly, God allows more to be discovered. He is still and always will be in control.

Finally, Jesus said, Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life and referred to himself as the light of the World. Jesus was proclaiming that He is the exclusive source of spiritual light. How can we reflect His light in our lives?

Deb Hill

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