God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. Genesis 1:5 (NIV)
It’s crazy to think that God would spend a full day working and then end it in darkness. In the Hebrew, evening means termination or bring to a conclusion. Why would God end something good in darkness. There is more to the verse, but at first glance, it would look as if darkness has the last word in this verse. Not so, “there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.”
Though evening means termination, morning implies penetration. The light penetrates the darkness; not even shadows themselves are safe from the light. Our God is the lion and the lamb. He ends each day in the morning and not in the evening like we are accustom to. The lion of Judah roars at the end of each day by bringing the light into the darkness. The light will always outshine the darkness. This morning don’t see the start of a new day as a bad thing because it’s the end of a day that has ended with God’s light shining on you.
God, I put my hope in You today. Lord, you are my reality, not what people say about me or the difficulties that I may face today. You Holy Spirit fuel my focus to see the bigger picture of who You are in my life today. Amen.