It’s hard to imagine that there was light and even evening and morning before there was the sun, moon and starts, but it’s true.  On the first day, God said,

“Let there be light…God called the light “day,” and darkness he called “night.”  And there was evening, and there was morning–the first day.”

But it wasn’t until the fourth day that God said

“Let there be lights….God made two great lights–the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night.”

It’s hard to think of evening and morning with light but not with the lights.  Perhaps it was the light coming from the throne.  Perhaps it was light itself.

I have no answers.  I just am pondering these things.