The first thing God created was light.
Because light gives life.
Because by light we may see His works.
Even from the beginning of creation, He was revealing Himself to us.
And then He brought another kind of light.
Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness;
He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
Psalm 112:4 NKJV
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
John 1:4-5 NIV
For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:6 NKJV
They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.
Revelation 22:5 ESV
And so He bookends His precious words to us.
His desire to reveal Himself to us.
Since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
Romans 1:19-20 NIV
And then He becomes not only light to us, but He becomes our fullness. Our sufficiency. That we need no lamp or sun.
God’s very first recorded words were
“Let there be light.”
And there was light.
And from the beginning, His powerful words came true.
From the beginning, the whole of creation is influenced by Him. Unchangeably marked.
And without Him, the earth was not formed.
It was a void.
And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
Genesis 1:4 NKJV
…The light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
2 Corinthians 4:4b KJV
Yes it should.
Let there be Light.