It must have been important, this thing called light. And it was. Since God possesses His own illumination, the light must have been for the benefit of creation itself--the growing things, the beasts of the field, and the odd, two-legged ones to follow. Far back in the very beginning of things the Son of God took from Himself the essence of crystalline light, and in that blindingly glorious beam He transplanted from Himself to His new creation pure, unadulterated, sinless life. And by those two pristine elements man would walk. But, of course, he didn't. Man chose an alternate path. Instead of light and life, he chose darkness and death.