June 28th 2010

Let There Be Light

“Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light.”

Genesis 1:3 (NKJV)
The Sun is an extremely powerful star. It is so full of energy that if the Sun were any closer it would fry us all to death. Yet it is so far away that, even travelling at the speed of light, its heat and energy still take 8 minutes to reach the Earth. The Sun is said to be 8 light minutes away, so anything we see now is 8 minutes old. Therefore, if the Sun were to stop shining it would take 8 minutes for it to register here on Earth.
I remember at school our physics teacher telling us that if a planet that was 900 light years away had its telescopes trained on Earth it would be just witnessing the Battle of Hastings. But more importantly, even though it was witnessing the battle, it could not influence the outcome in any way as the battle had already happened.
It is the same with Christ’s sacrifice. His sacrifice happened before the foundation of the Universe (see Revelation 13:8), and as a result there is nothing we can do to alter that fact. As the sacrifice is outside space and time the only thing we can do as we journey through life is to either accept it or reject it.
Thank-you, Father in heaven, that the Lamb of Life was “slain from the foundation of the world”, so we can enjoy eternal life through and with him.
Study by Richard White 
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