Light and darkness in older times also carried with them deep connotations, for the light of the sun represented warmth and goodness while darkness was by the very nature of what it is both mysterious and sometimes downright frightening. Because of that background, we see the impact that both realities have brought to our way of thinking. The good guy wears the white hat while the evil one wears the black one. Remember that from Saturday morning cartoons and Westerns as a child? It was ever present. For the same reasons, light and darkness have always carried a representation of good and evil in our faith. Light represents our Lord as the light of the world while the darkness represents the Evil One and the permanence of darkness in death. Both He and the appointed stewards who wrote the Bible also state it in writing many times and all one has to do is witness a sunrise and it becomes perfectly obvious why.
The sunrise first became such a strong part of my faith as a little boy on the glorious beach at Nags Head. Almost daily I arose before sunrise, running down to the beach to walk as it rose or just to sit on the beach dunes and watch its majesty. As one of the wonderful things that God gave us, the sun and its light is the most easily recognized and it's as He planned with so much of His Creation. We look forward to the light for it gives us the ability to see our way during the day and accomplish the tasks that we do. And even though we have man-made light sources through the advancement of the human mind, it still can't compare to the power and glory of natural sunlight and even our bodies let us know when they don't receive a sufficient supply.
All natural things that God created for us provide plenty of reasons to support His very existence. The trees and flowers that grow and prosper, the birds that sing and the ground based forest animals that roam all are good examples. They and all other creations are a wonder in their intricacy of design and how they learn to live and survive. But just by the very nature of its power all over the world and what it does to make life livable, none is as easily recognized as the sun in a glorious sunrise. Take time to sit, watch and even listen as it brings with it the hustle and bustle of life on earth when it slowly rises above the sea, the forests, the meadows and even the cities. It brings sleeping things to life as the endless struggle to survive continues. If you can't recognize how it shows us that someone much greater than us created it, then maybe you need to watch it again. Have a blessed day.