Beauty in the Dark Sky
February 9, 2022 Daily Devotion
By Khai Samante
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. - Genesis 1:31
Read Psalm 23
When I was a kid, I remember watching the show, “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” I am not a fan of scary movies or shows, but since television channels are very limited back then and we only have one television set, I didn’t have a choice but to watch it with my family. A lot of kids are afraid of the dark. We grew up relating darkness with evil, fear, mystery, and other negative connotations.
First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss. God spoke: “Light!” And light appeared. God saw that light was good and separated light from dark. God named the light Day, he named the dark Night. It was evening, it was morning—Day One (Genesis 1:1-5 MSG).
Isn’t it interesting that God also named the dark “Night?” God created light to reveal darkness. God did not omit the darkness when he created the heavens and earth, but he still gave it a role and even named it. Darkness is not always about something evil or bad. God also intended it for good, and with a purpose. Whenever we are walking in the darkest valley, let’s not just ask God to take us away from that season. Instead, let us ask God to change our perspective about darkness and respond not with fear, but with faith. God can still do something beautiful out of darkness. We’ll never see the stars with our bare eyes on noonday, we only see their beauty in the dark sky.
God is with us even in the darkness.