The Light of God


"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 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. And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light 'day,' and the darkness he called 'night.' And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day." - Genesis 1:1-5

Even a novice reader of the Bible, is aware that the first story of Genesis is God’s creation of the world. This well-known story follows a familiar pattern; God speaks, something comes into existence, and God declares it good. But when you read this story in Hebrew, you discover a hidden secret…

The first words uttered by God in the entire Bible are “let there be light” (Genesis 1:3). In the original Hebrew this phrase is yehi or (יְהִי אוֹר). The word yehi (יְהִי) - “let there be”- is a special term reserved for the creative power of the Lord. It also taken from God’s Hebrew name: Yahweh (יהוה). This implies humans cannot create with words. God, however, breaks the silence with this special word that is based on his own name.

Throughout the Bible, the Hebrew word or (אור) “light” is a symbol for life, joy and deliverance, as the prophet Isaiah refers to God as “the Light of Israel [who] will become a fire” (Isa. 10:17).

The Bible has existed for thousands of years, but it is only when you read it in Hebrew that you fully understand its real meaning. Read, study and learn about the Lord. You will be blessed as you do!

Lord God, we wish for the light of Christ to be in us. Let there be light in the soul, in the heart; let there be forgiveness to others; let there be no hostilities or darkness. Let there be the beautiful light of Jesus. May there be light be in our hearts, in our families, in our cities. And now, with this prayer, let us be Lights for You int his world. Amen.
Aug 20 2018