Genesis 1:14 - “lights”
We think of the sun and the moon. There is a greater Son – our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. When the sun and the moon are no more, there will be Jesus, the King of creation, the Lord of glory. His reign shall never come to an end. It will be the reign of His everlasting love. When the light of the sun and moon are no longer shining, the light of Christ’s love will be shining brightly (Revelation 22:5) – shining “not for the years of time alone, but for eternity.”
Genesis 1:15 - “light upon the earth”
As we read these words, we rejoice in this – Jesus is the Light of the world” (John 8:12).
Genesis 1:16 - “the stars”
As we read about the stars, our thoughts turn to the star which led the wise men to Bethlehem. As we think of that star, we are led to Christ. May we join with the wise men in saying, “We have come to worship Him” (Matthew 2:2).
Genesis 1:17 - “light upon the earth”
Where does light come from? Do we look inside our own minds? No! We look to Him who “came down from heaven to earth – Jesus Christ our Saviour.”
Genesis 1:18 - “rule over the day and the night”
Beyond the “rule” of “the two great lights”, there is the “rule” of the Lord. He is the King of creation. He is the King of salvation. He is “the King of kings” (Revelation 19:16).
Genesis 1:19 - “the evening and the morning”
The morning is bright with new beginnings. In the evening, we feel weary. In all life’s changing circumstances, let us look to the Lord. When we feel strong, let us say, “My strength comes from the Lord.” When we feel weak, let us pray, “Lord, I am weak. You are strong. I bring my weakness to You. Give me your strength.”