Genesis 1:14-16 (NLT)
14 Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years. 15 Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened. 16 God made two great lights—the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars.
God is the author of light. The sun that guides our steps, the moon that lights the night, the Northern lights that dance around in wonder, and the stars that travel through time to grace our eyes are all masterpieces from the hand of God. In the same way that we are never without light on Earth, God desires for our spiritual eyes to be constantly filled with light. We were not called to live in darkness, but to be a light in darkness. The age-old song gets it right when it says, “Hide it under a bushel, no! I’m gonna let it shine!” Now is not the time to hide our light or keep it to our selves. It’s so easy to become familiar in our life of light and forget what it feels like to live in darkness. We cannot horde it; we must illuminate with generosity the lives around us. The Lord gives us this light that is so bright it not only lights our life, but it lights the lives of everyone we encounter. More importantly, we must not let our light be extinguished. It is so precious and valuable. As we keep our lives clean like the glass holding the light inside, our light will shine brighter and brighter. The God who illuminates our lives is so masterful that the light He gave to you is a light that can shine through you to the world!