43. God is light.

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. {Genesis 1:3}

The Bible begins and ends with God being light and bringing light to His creation. And all through the Bible, the references to God and light continue, perhaps with Jesus most famously saying, “I am the light of the world.” Not just the light for these people over here or those folks over there. The light of the entire world.

John, the disciple, also wrote of Jesus that “in Him was life, and that life gave light to everyone.” So, the God who gives life is also the God who brings light. In this universe, nobody is ever left alone to stumble around in the darkness. Nobody is accidentally abandoned in their darkness, for God Himself is light, and He just can’t leave us alone.

We never have to worry about being deceived by darkness or overwhelmed by darkness, for God can come to us anywhere and anytime to enlighten our minds with truth. As Isaiah said, “The people who walk in darkness will see a great light.” Through His Spirit, through His Word, through His creation—God has countless ways to bring light to us, no matter our past and no matter our present condition. The God who confronted heathen kings and stubborn priests with truth is still alive and active today, bringing light to all those who walk in darkness.

If you want to dig deeper—
Psalm 119:105, 130
Isaiah 9:2
Micah 7:8
John 8:12
John 12:46
2 Corinthians 4:6
1 Peter 2:9
1 John 1:5-7