For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
(2 Corinthians 4:6)

This verse is truly amazing!  To unpack Paul’s words we have to delve into a “brief history of light.”

The Apostle Paul summarizes God’s creative and redemptive works from the beginning of the world through the formation of the church in this one verse!

In describing the salvation we have in Christ, Paul uses language that points all the way back to the genesis.  In the beginning God spoke light into the dark and formless world.  Prior to this act there was only darkness.

Thus, darkness seems very natural.  Light, on the other hand, seems very supernatural.  If God had not commanded the light to shine we would still be in darkness today.

Adam and Eve enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation.  They worked during the day and rested at night.  Unfortunately, they were about to experience a darkness that the world had never before known.

This new darkness was not a physical darkness.  It was spiritual.  As a result of their rebellion against God they experienced a darkness that invaded and infected every fiber of their being.

(to be continued)

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