This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. – 1 John 1:5 NIV
“Chiaroscuro is an Italian artistic term used to describe the dramatic effect of contrasting areas of light and dark in an artwork, particularly paintings. It comes from the combination of the Italian words for ‘light’ and ‘dark.'” https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/chiaroscuro
God is a God of light. In Him, there is no darkness.
But we are people who are both light and dark. We live in a world that also includes darkness, and because of that, we come to appreciate the appearance of dawn’s first light even more.
Each day is an opportunity to start new with God.
It is the contrast of light and dark that makes us aware of how much we need God’s light. He lights up our lives, literally. Amen.