Genesis 1:14-15 (Amplified Bible)
And God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be signs and tokens [of God’s provident care], and [to mark] seasons, days, and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light upon the earth. And it was so.
You are Creator of time and light. Our times are in Your hands. You made the sun stand still for Joshua and the stars to fight for Deborah and Barak. The lights in the heavens declare Your glory. The lights in the heavens manifest Your glory in ways we cannot understand. Our times manifest Your glory in ways beyond our comprehension.
Yet, we trust, Lord, in Your command of the celestial bodies, of wavelengths and quanta, in the intricate arrangement of time and space and light. We trust in confidence because we know that our names are written on the palm of Your hand, and Your care for us is indelible.
Your splendor is like the sunrise, rays flashing from Your hand, where Your power is hidden. The rays of the sun set in motion photosynthesis, on which all of life depends. Your splendor sets in motion life.
When Jesus walked the earth, the touch of His hands brought life to the dead and light to the blind. Jesus told us He could do nothing by Himself; He could do only what He saw You, His Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. You, Father, brought life and light at creation, and You brought life and light in the ministry of Jesus.
We thank You that creation is ongoing. We thank You that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. We thank You that You continue to bring life and light into the world. Our times are in Your hands. Amen.