Thursday, January 1, 2009

Day 1

On the Old testment reading I found a couple of things I would like to share.

I found it interesting that when God was bringing order out of chaos the first thing he did was to create light. Often that is what we need when we are making decisions and choices in our lives and we usually plan our lives to get out of chaos or maintain a life of order and balance.

When God said "let there be light" what did he use to bring light? The sun moon and stars weren"t made until the 4th day and made specifically to bring light to the earth and later in the OT we are told the stars are be guides for our journeys.
Maybe when Jesus is referred to as the light of the world this is the light "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8

Proverbs 8 :23-26 talks about Wisdom
I was appointed [d] from eternity,
from the beginning, before the world began.

When there were no oceans, I was given birth,
when there were no springs abounding with water;

before the mountains were settled in place,
before the hills, I was given birth,

before he made the earth or its fields
or any of the dust of the world.

So it looks like, the Light is Jesus afterall.

If we begin 2009 with the desire to bring order out of chaos we will need the one who can provide the wisdom from God, who existed well before our personal chaos/troubles, to shed His Light on our lives.

It doesn't stop there, Jesus said that "we are the light of the world" Matt 5 :13-15

As his disciples, How can we share this light with others who are still walking in their chaos and pass on the hope we have been given?


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