Q: In Genesis 1, we read that God created light before He created the Sun.  What is this light?  -Chris T.

A: Actually the Sun or stars for that matter are not the only sources of light in the universe. Last night I flipped on the ‘light’ switch when it got dark. But more seriously, I believe that the Bible itself has the best answer right at the back of the book. This is the bookend to the Genesis story. Turn to Rev. 22: 5:

“There will be no night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign forever and ever.”

There was light in the world because God himself supplied it and said so—Let there be light and there was.   

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