Every Monday on the student blog, we want to share with you something that someone on the team has read and enjoyed. They'll always be short, and they'll always help us know and love our great God better.
Here's a gem! John Calvin commenting on Genesis 1:3 ("let there be light")...
It did not, however, happen from inconsideration or by accident, that the light preceded the sun and the moon [which aren't created until v14]. To nothing are we more prone than to tie down the power of God to those instruments the agency of which he employs. The sun and moon supply us with light: And, according to our notions we so include this power to give light in them, that if they were taken away from the world, it would seem impossible for any light to remain. Therefore the Lord, by the very order of the creation, bears witness that he holds in his hand the light, which he is able to impart to us without the sun and moon.
That's our God. He doesn't need the sun to give us light - we just think he does because we're stupid!