While listening to a pastor on the radio his topic piqued my interest; why is it that somewhere along the way we (in the western world) began to think of our days beginning at just after the stroke of midnight and ending at midnight?

This western notion that a day begins and ends in total darkness is contrary to God’s creation. Genesis tells us “…that the earth was in darkness and that as the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters, Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. (Genesis 1: 2-4)

As is in Jewish custom, day begins at sundown so that darkness is overcome by the light of day; and light was good. If you are in a place in your life when you feel overwhelmed or in a place of brooding sadness; remember that our God didn’t allow darkness to last; he gave us light. And the greatest gift of all is he gave Himself to us as Christ Jesus – He is the light of the world.