By Jena Kleinpeter
Ps 36:9 For you are the fountain of life, the light by which we see.
Have you ever thought about the importance of light? We all know that God created the heavens and earth, but what came next? He said “let there be light” and there was. He didn’t create anything else until there was light. He knew that light was “life giving.” Science has proven that nothing can live very long without light.
All life requires energy and our sun provides that through heat and light. Our earth, without sun’s heat and light, would be a lifeless ball of ice-coated rock. We even get slightly sluggish or even a little blue when rainy weather hits. When light pierces through the clouds, it brings us hope of a better day.
While on vacation my husband and I found ourselves on a road far from civilization. It was overcast, not a car in sight. We drove in the pitch-blackness for quite a while. I asked God to gives us a light so we could feel less afraid. A few miles later, the clouds completely went away and the sky was bursting with stars. It was the most beautiful night ever. As we road we spoke about how good God is good to show us both sides of the night. The light of the sparkling stars gave us a sincere knowledge of God’s presence and let us “see” God in all his glory.