Genesis 1:2 says, “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” In the beginning there was God and the earth was covered in darkness, then God says in verse 3, “Let there be light” and guess what, there was light. Earth was covered in darkness, but God showed up and provided light. But, could there be something here besides the literal creation story???
Most people if you ask them, “What’s the opposite of light?” They will probably respond with “dark.” The problem is darkness is not light’s opposite. Imagine being in a room that is completely dark. It would be fairly easy to add light to the room and make visibility better and you could add more and more light as needed. On the other hand, imagine being in a room that is completely full of light and you wanted the room to be dark. There is no way to add darkness to the room to overcome the light, it’s impossible. Darkness can only exist in the absence of light.
Understanding this makes the comparison of God to light even better. We tend to have a picture of God versus Satan, where God is good and Satan is bad. Yes, God is good. Actually, He’s absolute good, and because He is absolute good Satan cannot be absolute evil. If Satan were able to be absolute evil then he would be God’s opposite and equal. God has the power to take whatever Satan does evil and turn it to good. That is absolute Good. Anything Satan does, God works it out for good. (Romans 8:28) Therefore God is absolute good and nobody is absolute evil while He is here, because darkness can only exist in the absence of The Light.
Go through today knowing darkness cannot and will not over power the light…
Francis Chan - Awe Factor
For starters: I am nothing special, I love Jesus and He is my Lord. I am the husband of a godly woman. She is working with me to raise a godly child. I am a teacher. I love to read and write.