I woke up this morning and peered out the front window to find a soft blanket of snow had been laid the night before. (Is that proper English...laid or is it lain?)
Anyway, in the quiet of the morning, I opened my "online" Bible and began reading again in Genesis 1.
"How much can I get from Genesis 1?" I asked.
"Read Genesis 1:5"...was the response.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
At this point, you may be wondering what "LettingGoOfCrap" has to do with Genesis 1:5.
As I was mulling and listening for a fresh God view on this verse, several scriptures popped into my head...Lamentations 3:23 where he says God's mercies are new every MORNING...and Ephesians 4:26 which tells us to not let the sun go down on our anger.
When His mercies and love come at the crack of dawn...the beginning of light...we awaken to God's goodness, kindness and faithfulness which, according to the writer, are NEW...a new beginning if you will.
The whole idea of naming Day(light) or should I say (light)Day, was to give importance to this act of creation...light. Because light brings with it the idea of revelation, Jesus being the light, we as his special creation in Christ being light, understanding, growth and security just to name a few.
In a nutshell...We were created to walk in His Daylight. We were given gifts of kindness, goodness, His sure promise that what He says...He will do...what He sees in us, nothing will change that picture. We are to walk in His light by shunning anger and latching on to His love. From evening to morning we have a fresh new beginning...a new 24 hour period in which to live in this knowledge.