Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Christ The Light And Life Of Men; Genesis 1:4-5

"And God saw the light, that it was good:
and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night.
And the evening and the morning were the first day."

Several sweet thoughts arise here.

• God's approbation of His work: "the light was good" (cf. James 1:17).

And how good and precious is Jesus, whom cometh to us from the Father, and who is the light and the life of men.

• God divided the light from darkness. Yes: there is an everlasting separation, as in the natural world so in the spiritual, between light and darkness (2 Corinthians 6:14).

• The first day of the world was a day of light: so the first day in the spiritual world, in the new life in Jesus, is light indeed from the dead. Thus there is a beautiful correspondence in both.

Hail, Thou holy Lord! As the sons of God shouted for joy when the light at creation sprung out of darkness: so angels celebrated Thy victory when, by the glories of Thy resurrection, life arose from the dead.

And how ought Thy people to adore Thee, who are interested in this great salvation?

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