The first of the light shines this night. As we look to this first sliver of light, we cannot help but be reminded of the first day.
God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw the light, and saw that it was good. God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” There was evening and there was morning, one day. – Genesis 1: 3-5
Some say that this is the Sun and the Moon. But that can’t be because the Sun and Moon were not created until the Fourth Day. So what was the light He created on the First Day? According to Saint Augustine the light he created on the First Day was the Angels. The angels have always been known as beings of Light. The War in Heaven was on the First Day, and that is what is meant by God separating the Light from the Darkness.
So did God also create evil on that day? No. Evil does not exist. Wait. Let me explain. God created everything and saw that everything He created was good. Therefore, He did not create evil. If God did create everything and He did not create evil then evil does not exist. What we call evil is merely a lack of good. You say that someone is smart. If someone isn’t as smart, then there is a lack of intelligence not that they have a certain quantity of ignorance. You see? Evil is only a shadow, there is not really anything there.
This begs the question if what God created was good then how is it that there is a lack of good, or what we call evil in the world? Simple. God created us out of Love. If we, as the Children of God, are to create Love ourselves, then we have to choose to do so. It is not love if you have no other choice. It is not love if it is forced. That is why God gave us Free Will. If there was no Free Will, there could be no creation of Love. If there wasn’t the possibility of choosing to turn away from good – hate, torture, cowardice, then there would also be no choosing good and therefore no love, no comfort, or bravery. You see by giving us the opportunity to turn away, God has given us the ability to choose Him, to choose good, to choose Love.
When He created light on the first day, when He created the Angels, they too had Free Will. Angels are not God’s slaves. They do what God asks because they love him. He asks them to do things because He loves them. To do something for someone you love is never a sacrifice, it is an honor.
Wow! We sure have a lot to be grateful for today! Who’d have thought a little sliver of light could evoke such concepts and tell us so much about the One who created it.
Please join me in prayer.
“I come to you, my God, with a grateful heart. Thank You, O Lord for surrounding me with your unconditional Love and Divine Acceptance. Thank You, O Lord, for showering me with all your sacred blessings. Please open my heart so that I am truly grateful for all that you have done, are doing and will do, now and forever. I am grateful for the angels who you send to watch over me, who are your messengers. I am grateful for my freewill so that I can choose to be a great person. I am grateful that there is no evil so that I might not focus on it, but focus on the good and make the world a more loving place, starting with my own heart. I am grateful for Your Love. For all these things – Thank You, O Lord. Amen.”
Please meditate and listen to God.
Peace be with you.