THINKING IN THE TRUTH
***with Ling Ling Shi***
Born Again in the Great and True Light
Thinking about Genesis Chapter One
Dear friend, welcome to “Thinking in the Truth”. Today, I want to share with you the revelation from God’s Word in Genesis chapter one and my thoughts on being “Born Again in the Great and True Light.”
At the beginning of Genesis Chapter One, the Word of God tells us:
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was
formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep,
and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.” (Genesis 1:1-3)
Because we know that God is the Spirit, He also created the physical world, so we may realize that the laws of the physical and spiritual world are one in the same and live in harmony.
Though at first, the “…earth was formless and empty…” and “…darkness was over the surface of the deep…”, But, when God said, “Let there be light," and there was light.”. God sent light and began creation. God created this beautiful and wonderful earth with his glory, and human beings were created in his image and likeness. From chaos to cosmos, the amazing miracle tells that to God, there is no hopelessness, emptiness, nor formlessness; by his almighty power, everything can be changed and transformed.
The earth surrounded by darkness received a new life when the great and true light from God shined on it. Without the light and truth from God, humans’ lives would have been in the same situation as earth had been in the beginning. Thanks to God, when the great and true light from God shine on our hearts, our lives will be resurrected, born again, and transformed by the Truth of God.
In the Holy Bible’s New Testament, there are several miracles regarding resurrection that take place through the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. One of the most touching stories is the “resurrection of Lazarus” in John 11.
God resurrected Lazarus four days after his death. For ourselves, no matter how long we stay in darkness and our souls have died due to sin, if we believe in God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit and accept the salvation of Cross of Jesus Christ by Faith, He who created us and loves us will resurrect our dead lives from the grave and turn tears into joy. We will boldly walk out from the grave and give our testimony of resurrection to the world and bring the good news of the Gospel of salvation of Jesus Christ to all nations. We will dedicate the precious oil with grateful hearts to our creator - God the Father, God the Son – Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit.
The great and true light of life only comes from the Lord our God. It carries the power of resurrection and shines on the hearts. All who receive the Light of God will be lifted up and strengthened by his mighty power and will enter a new life with God’s blessings.
We may come from different backgrounds and have different life experiences. Whatever the circumstance, fix your eyes on the Lord our God. Think about how we are created by him and how precious and meaningful our lives are; by his grace and love, we will have eternal hope; by Jesus’ Cross and His precious Blood that He shed on the Cross for us, we will be resurrected and be born again and receive God’s richness and goodness in Jesus Christ just as the earth received a new life and walked out from its darkness, emptiness and formlessness.
Jesus said: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”(John 14:6). Let us stand firmly on the Rock of Age - the Word of God and the Truth of God; let us give God our hearts with humility, gratitude, and love, and soar like eagles toward the loving arms of God!
God is Love
(1 John 4:16)