Today, we start digging into a series that talks about the days of creation.
Day 1: God created light. Notice the oddity of the creation of light while the sun and stars are created on a different day. How can this be? In regards to the claim that creation is a myth, this is something that a mythic author would probably have written differently—demonstrating the genius of God. The reason for this is that the light that God created on day one is separate and apart from the sun, moon and stars. However, there are different theories as to what exactly is this light.
Light, according to Donald Gowan, here refers to time. On the first day, God created time. The Hebrew writer (some attribute to Adam, most to Moses and others to a Jewish priest during the Babylonian exile) measured time by light—by day and night. So on the first day, God created ‘the first day’ and set in motion the standard by which time is to be measured.
In addition, ‘light’ in the Hebrew language also means ‘energy.’ So on the first day, God created as well the energy to power the days and the entirety within His universe. So the first day, we could say, was prep day.
In his book, “The Case for a Creator,” Lee Strobel quoted agnostic astronomer Robert Jastrow as having said, “the essential element in the astronomical and Biblical account of Genesis is the same; the chain of events leading to man commenced suddenly and sharply, at a definite moment in time, in a flash of light and energy (emphasis added).”
 Lee Strobel, The Case for a Creator (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan), 108