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Seeds of the Kingdom

Let There Be Light!

by Roger Pook

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Genesis 1:3-4, AV

A few months ago I woke up and wondered for a moment where I was! Then it came back to me – we were staying with friends in Bucharest, Romania. It was nearly 5 a.m. but it was full daylight already and the June sunlight was pouring into the room.

As I looked around the room, a thought struck me: the first thing that God created was light, but I had never thanked him for this. Physical light reveals the beauty of creation, and spiritual light reveals the beauty of God and His love. I spent a while just thanking God for the gift of light.

Take a look around you, look out of the window. The daylight, or even your low-energy bulb, is revealing an uncountable number of amazing things that you may never have noticed before. Then think how many things the true light (John 1:9) has already revealed and will continue to reveal – so much greater and more wonderful than what physical light reveals.

Keep on looking and thinking.

Prayer: Father, with all my heart I thank You for the gift of Light! Amen.

Roger Pook For 21 years Roger Pook and his wife Christine served in Central and Eastern Europe, based in Hungary at the Úr Rétje centre of Ellel Ministries. From there they travelled and ministered across the length and breadth of the former communist world. In 2018 Roger retired as Regional Director and they now live back in the UK, where Roger still serves on the Executive Leadership and as a trustee of The Christian Trust. They still travel for the Kingdom!


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