The gift of light

For many weeks various people have been suggesting i use the “Our Daily Bread” devotional.  The devotion today was about Sir Christopher Wren, the designer of more than 50 London church’s  during the late 1600s.  It discusses why he did not use stained glass windows but rather clear glass:  “Allowing light to bathe people as they worshiped was, to Wren, a celebration of that gift.”

These two verses where mentioned about the “light” God created to save the world from darkness.

Genesis 1:1-3 (NIV)

The Beginning

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formlessand empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

John 8:12 (NIV)

Dispute Over Jesus’ Testimony

12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

I could not add a link to the full devotional but it can be found at Our Daily Bread website – date 23, August 2013

About GettingCloserToOurGod

This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York. Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life. After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature. In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God. Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
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