In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was undeveloped and empty. Darkness covered the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good. He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” There was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
Dear Heavenly Father,
You created the heavens and the earth from nothing; this was the moment when everything began. In that instant were the beginning of time, physics, and matter. Then you created light; all this you made out of nothing, and it began with order and not chaos. Lord, the beginning of light was the dawning of the first day; you brought light to the world. Today you start each day new with the sun’s rising, which is a reminder of the newness of life we have because of the rising of your Son. You brought about the promise of salvation; we have new hope. Through his death, he paid the price for our sins, and with his resurrection, we have the assurance you accepted Jesus’ death and sacrifice for our sins. The debt of sin is paid. Thank you for giving us a new day with the reminder of what our Savior has done. Amen
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
“This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24