First Darkness, then Light

Everything in this world must grow and ripen, must struggle to find its way from darkness to light, as on the first day, “And there was evening and there was morning, the first day” (Genesis 1:5). First it was evening and then morning, not vice versa. Every good development that is God’s will begins in the evening, in darkness, and must pass through the night, through all the hindrances both human and material, to the light. (Poljak, Bram)

This is an encouraging reminder when walking in troubling times. And as a principle, this points towards an important idea.

The eschatological narrative that the world is moving from fallen chaos to renewed glory: Yes, things are very broken right now, but a New Day is dawning. It has, in fact, already dawned; the morning star has risen in the East and the first glimmers of the sun have begun peaking over the horizon.

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