Genesis 1:3 is perhaps one of the most well-known verses of Scripture. After bringing the universe into existence, God set out to bring order to the newly created universe. God was not required to bring order to the universe. Rather, He chose to bring order to the universe.
After creating the universe, the first step in the process of bringing order to the universe was to create light. This was not the light of the sun, as the sun was created on the fourth day. Rather, it appears that the light referred to here was the same type of light that may have resulted from a large explosion. We are told in the next verse that "God saw that the light was good," (Genesis 1:4).
Prior to the words, "Let there be light," the universe was a disorderly clump of mass. After God spoke these words, creation was one step closer to being perfected. The first step was to create light, and to draw a distinction between light and darkness.
It seems that God does the same thing to us whenever He is trying to form us into the new creation spoken of in 2 Corinthians 5:17. Whenever we come to Jesus, it is as if a light were formed inside of us. This light illuminates the soul, and stands in deep contrast to the darkness that was there when we lived without Jesus. We are finally able to see the disorder and the chaos that were inside us prior to coming to Christ. However, the next step that we take is to entrust that disorder to God.
Just as God created order out of the disorder that was the universe, God can also create order from the disorder that sin has caused within us. It starts with a distinction between light and darkness; between the good and the bad; between the holy and the unholy.
From here, we entrust God with perfecting us. We entrust Him with making us more like Jesus Christ, His Son. Just as God took steps in His creation of the universe, He will also take steps in making us like Christ. For some, it may be baby steps. For others, these steps may be large leaps. However, they will be steps.
It is important that I stress here that we will not be made perfect while we are on planet earth. I believe that we will be given form and order. Ultimately, those of us who know Christ will wake up one day in a perfected form. At this point, we will be given the privilege of kneeling before God Almighty, Who gave us order within our souls. We will also kneel before the King of Kings, Jesus Christ, without whom we could not have been given order. We will kneel before the throne of the Creator of all things--the one Who gave us life.