In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.Genesis 1:1-2 ESV
The darkness is as intriguing as the light. We are so dependent on our eyes. Scientists say that our sight is the dominant sense we use to interpret our experience. When light is withheld from our experience, we rely on other senses and previous knowledge of our surroundings. We know that the furniture is most likely in the same place. In the darkness of the early morning, I reach out to guide myself around the sofa. The truth is still there, even when I can’t see, I can know, a form of seeing, and trust it is there, even in the darkness. At the intersection of light and our biology is the gift of sight. Imagine the incredible time between the creation of light in the universe, and that first cell sometime in the third eon of creation, that responded to light. Then two more eons on the fifth word, when that first primitive eye began to focus on some object before it. The Hebrew word for eye is always a pair, giving us the insight that eyes were meant to have some kind of depth of field. On that day the world opened up to fantastic realms of possibility. These miraculous organs developed an ability that we would rely upon for many thousands upon thousands of years.