Friday, February 10, 2012


 Sun rays seen as direct lines of light
We humans hide our eyes from the blinding brilliance of sunshine and we feel its warmth on our skins even eyes closed.

How come?

What is sunshine, that excites the pigment on our skins to give us nice brown tan after laying hours on the sunny beaches of California?  

Simple question, eh?


I find it surprising that the first thing God creates is light. (Bible does not specifically mention the creation of land or water.)

It is also surprising that light is created before the Sun, Moon and stars and that the light defines the days and nights of the seven days of creation.

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Genesis 1:1-4 KJ21

What is so surprising about that?

Well, for one thing, human race has been trying to figure out what is light and how it is born in the Sun and how it reaches us from far out has led to the study of the very foundations of entire Universe.

Light is in the beginning of God's creation and its importance is reflected in our scientific study of the cosmos.

As far as I know, the Bible is unique in giving light such a role in the beginning and as something separate from the Sun and no other ancient religious book has such a concept. 

Also, no other ancient religious source makes it so clear that light and the Sun are made by Sovereign Creator without even a hint of worshipping the created instead of their Creator.

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