Gen 1v16 – Two lights to rule

Recently we had the privilege of doing a beautiful hike on one of the Stellenbosch wine farms. It’s called the “Sunset to Moonrise” hike. You hike up a hill and enjoy a picnic while watching the sunset, followed by the full moon rising over the mountains. We were in awe, watching the skies turn glorious colours as the sun set, and then as the skies darkened, watching white rays begin to peek above the mountain as a beautiful full moon slowly rose. It made me think of the passage – “God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: He made the stars also” (Genesis 1:16). God created lights to rule and govern both night and day. We may get despondent with the government or the people who rule over our lives. However, all we need to do is look up to the skies. Even though we don’t see God, He has set up His lights to dominate the skies. These are his reminder that He is always there. He rules over everyone and everything – the dark times and the light times. His message written in the sky is “That from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may know there is none besides me. I am the LORD, and there is no other” (Isaiah 45:6). Know that God rules in your life, both day and night. Open Bible –, (Petru B)

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