CREATION – “In the beginning,” God created, i.e. called into being, all things out of nothing. Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Genesis 2 (TLB) begins, “Now at last the heavens and earth were successfully completed, with all that they contained … and God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he ceased this work of creation.”
Each time I am confronted with a new creation, whether it is a flower opening, a butterfly leaving its cocoon, the first bright green leaves of spring, a new puppy or the soft cheeks of an infant, I am reminded of the vast limitless of God. To reflect on His ability to think of every detail in just these few examples is amazing enough, let alone all of creation.
Is it difficult for you to believe and accept that there is one Creator? Or, like me, do you find it even more difficult to believe that some forces came together in the universe over billions of years to evolve into our world today … which still doesn’t explain how the forces and the galaxies came into existence, if not for this one Creator whom we know as our God of the Universe.
God first showed His love for you before you knew Him. Psalm 139:13–16 (NASB): “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.”
How blessed we are to be part of this magnificent creation, and to have confidence that He who created us loves us with an unmatched love. He is there when the world goes away—when the friend forgets you, when the boss tells you your services are no longer needed, when the parent abandons you, when the spouse leaves, when the child dies, when life no longer seems to have purpose. Look to Him, and ask Him to reveal Himself all over again to you. He won’t force Himself on you, so turn to Him—He will do the rest.