Sunset over the ocean

Out of Time

I’ve written about different aspects of light for two months now, and there’s still so much to say! But sadly, I’m out of time.

My plan for the year is to spend two months writing posts related to each day of Creation, and since this is my last post of February, I’ll be moving on to Day 2 in a few days. I just may loop back around to light a bit when we reach Day 4 and touch on the sun, moon, and stars!

January and February related our Christian journey to the topic of light and dark, tied to these verses from “the beginning”:

The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.

Genesis 1:2-5 NLT

This post will serve as a recap from the Light segment of my Creation series. Check out how many ways I was able to use light as a topic springboard! Click on the titles below to read more of each post.

First Light

Was the light created on the first day really the first light ever??

Underwater view of light streaming down into a blue ocean

The Joy of Light

Sunset over the ocean

Here’s my response to “What brings you joy?” Seeing light, and having light to see! I share a batch of photos of light that I’ve taken over the years.

There’s Nothing Simple About Light

Light itself is incredibly complex, just like God. Just as humans keep making new discoveries about light, we can spend a lifetime discovering new facets of who God is!

Watercolor painting, yellow against shades of gray

Light Speed Ahead!

Beam of Sunlight Shining Over a Cliff

Both light speed and life speed are affected by resistance. How can we respond when life puts the brakes on our hurtling pace?

Refrigerator Art

My humble, feeble first attempt at painting water teaches me something about the incredible power of God.

Messy watercolor squiggles in black and gray

Can You See the Light?

Sunlight shining through narrow leaves of a tamarisk tree

Written shortly after we returned from a whirlwind tour of Israel, this post relates a silly story of darkness and light from a day we went underground in Be’er Sheva.

Many Things I Love to See

I took five minutes to create a list of things I love to see. Did any of your favorites make my list?

Bright sunrise showing through winter trees

Perspective Determines Understanding

Hazy sunset over a valley

How would you define light? That depends on your perspective!

How would you describe God? That, too, depends on your perspective!

Light Filters

The James Webb Telescope uses filters to change invisible infrared light into visible images for us to study.

One dandelion shown using different filters

The Bible provides spiritual filters to help us see and understand this life we’re passing through.

Assumptions Go Awry

Scratched-up Wooden Coffee Table

This coffee table reaches out and touches shins that choose to walk in the dark instead of turning on the light! Life circumstances can also leave us painfully bruised when we think we’ve got a handle on what’s going on.

What’s a better option?

And that’s that for our Light segment!

This has been a fun exercise through January and February! Follow along on the journey as we move on to Day 2:

Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.” And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens. God called the space “sky.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the second day.

Genesis 1:6-8

What was your favorite “Light” post? Let me know in the comments below!

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