Before the world began, there was a void in time too sparse to even imagine what complete nothingness is truly like.
And then, GOD. SPOKE.
With the power of His words, He took that darkness and caused light to shine by saying:
“LET THERE BE LIGHT.
Suddenly, light BURST onto the scene.
The darkness could not resist, reply or recoil. All it could do was submit to, and be overtaken by the Masterful Creator and God who had a greater purpose for the nothingness.
God indeed, had made light appear from nothing when He created the “Sun” shine…
In the same way, He so powerfully entered the scene of my life when there was nothing but darkness. He turned my very own little heart to love Him. In a way, He made me “Little Miss Son-shine
As I ponder this thought, I am in awe of what God has done not only in the beginning of time to create a world, but I am amazed that He would desire to work by that same power IN ME.
God has given us a beautiful verse to remind us that HE accomplishes this work in us, and it serves as tangible proof as to why we can trust Him.
2 Corinthians 4:6 is a powerful reminder of the beginning. It says,“For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. “
Based on this verse, the mere fact that there is light in this world (or even a world) to begin with confirms that God IS. That alone would be encouragement enough, but He doesn’t stop there…
The God who spoke light into existence when there was only darkness has given me “knowledge of the glory of God”.
I don’t know about you, but when I speak the only “stuff” that I create many times is strife. I know I certainly cannot speak a universe into existence, nor could I even build one if you gave me all the materials I need to accomplish it!!
But how did He take me from that place of darkness and replace it with His “Son”-shine?
God revealed to me that I NEED Him by showing me my sinful state before Him. When I see myself in the light of His holiness, my state of “darkness” is magnified; and I am brought to a high view of God. I echo the words of Isaiah when he says:
“And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!”
But there’s MORE!!
In His grace, God solved my sin problem for me by sending Jesus as an acceptable, atoning sacrifice to restore my fellowship with Him. I can neverattain God’s favor all by myself. I need something more.
He “shone in my heart” giving me knowledge of that truth!!
God reminds me of this truth every day when the sun bursts onto the morning sky. God reminds us through His creation that HE HAS THE POWER TO ACCOMPLISH ALL THAT HE SAYS HE WILL.
I stand in awe of His presence. I worship the God of glory and truth who chose to do “shining” work in me!
And I don’t know about you, but I can’t keep it in!
Just like you can’t put a drape over the sun to stop the rays from pouring forth, you can’t stop this “Little Miss ‘Son’-shine” from pouring out the glories of God in Jesus!!
And if He has so worked in you, get YOUR shine on! Don’t hold it back! Share, share, SHARE it with anyone who will listen!
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