June 1. Genesis 1.
Well, we surely did start at the very beginning, didn’t we? This account of beginnings is key to how we view ourselves and our world and our Creator God. It’s poetic in its rhythms of “evening and morning” and in its descriptions of a formless void transformed into a vivid planet teeming with life. But let’s talk most about what this teaches us about God. God is unlike anything or anyone else in all creation. We all had a beginning. The world and the universe also had a start. God did not. God … IS. He is the uncreated, ever existing One from Whom everything else came. Those first four words of the Bible are so important: “In the beginning God ...”
We also learn that God is incredibly powerful. How did life begin? God spoke. In fact, every day of creation we see God masterfully creating something from nothing. Something so varied, so intricate, so huge, so microscopically precise that it all boggles the mind. Scientists are increasingly amazed as they see the precision with which our bodies work, and the universe holds together. Let’s be amazed together. Let’s look up at the stars tonight and marvel that God put them there.
I can’t wait to hear what verse you chose out of all these amazing ones this morning! Always read for yourself first and let the Holy Spirit teach you. Then read what He showed me afterward. Let’s share together what God has revealed as we stopped and met with Him today.
My verse: Genesis 1:9 “Then God said, ‘Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear!’ And that is what happened.”
My response: I love the rhythm. “God said … and that is what happened.” Lord God Almighty! You spoke a world into being, creating what could then reproduce and grow. You are the Creator and before Creation You are! I sit in awe of the great mystery and magnificence of … You – my Lord and my King. … And yet, I get to call you Abba, Father. It’s just so much to comprehend. Thank You, my Abba-King!