The Light Was Good – Genesis 1:4

In Genesis 1:4, we see God regarding his creation of light. The light was good, so there’s not a lot more to say…or is there?

The Light Was Good
Genesis 1:4 (NIV) God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.

This verse goes right along with 1:3 in recognizability. In the top half of the pictogram we see God looking at the illumination he had created. A simple upturn of the mouth, previously a straight line, communicates that God is pleased with what he has created.

We again employed the “+” sign to show that the first part of the pictogram is related to the second. God moves to separate his creation from the darkness. It’s hard to imagine what it would be like if light and darkness were not separate. We struggled to depict the change because we were unable to imagine what the previous state would have looked like. Hopefully, we’ve done this momentous event justice.

Darkness here is represented by the same square of black that was previously used to represent the darkness up the deep. We still think that this darkness isn’t just the absence of light, but a prototypical darkness that preexisted the creation of light. Maybe this “darkness” isn’t even what we experience on a regular basis?

The Light Was Good, and Our Webpage Got Better!

On a technical note, we’ve also upgraded the widget we’re using to display the verses. This seems to be working better with the WordPress template we are using, and is very attractive. While this is a big improvement over where we started, we are hopeful to continue to improve this website.

In the meantime, you could take a look at the whole IKEABIBLE, or check out some of our other blog articles. Or, maybe take a look at Patheos? Either way, take care, and we’ll be back with more soon!

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