Light was created before the sun (Gen. 1:3; Gen. 1:14-16). Skeptics have long ridiculed the biblical story of creation over this point. How could there be light bathing the earth before the sun was created? Actually, there is nothing that is logically incoherent about light being created before the sun. God is not only Light (1 John 1:5), He is its source. An omnipotent, omniscient God is not limited by the absence of the sun to call forth light. The word used for “lights” created on Day Four is best translated “light bearers.” The sun became the dispenser of diurnal light and the moon shines at night. Light reveals the dangers lurking in the shadows. The more impenetrable and brooding the darkness, the more brilliantly the light shines; attracting all forms of life, both good and bad. But the light shines on, unwaveringly, until it is extinguished. “Ye are the light of the world,” (Matt. 5:13) to dispense the light of His glory.

 

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