“The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.” – Charles Dickens
Nothing has baffled my little brain more than staring into the endless heavens on a clear night. Trillions of stars scatter the night sky and declare the handiwork of the Almighty. To imagine that it only required God saying “let there be…” to fling all those stars into place simply amazes me. The Bible does not begin by trying to prove God’s existence but rather begins with that presupposition… He is.
In creation we also find our first glimpse of the Trinity. From eternity past God has revealed Himself with three distinct personalities and persons: Father, Son, and Spirit. Genesis 1:2 reveals the work of the Spirit in creation. Genesis 1:26 reveals the plurality in the expression, “let us”. Later John would state, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – John 1:1
In seven literal 24 hour days, God created everything from nothing with His spoken word. The Latin phrase Ex Nihilo, “out of nothing”, is used to describe God’s work in creation. He took nothing and made everything. As creative as mankind can be, we can never create like God created; all we can do is use that which was already created by God. The heavens, the plants, the animals, EVERYTHING was created with His spoken word… except one thing: Man.
God formed man out of the dust of the ground, and made him a living soul by breathing in his nostrils the breath of life. The crowning pinnacle of God’s creation, which would have dominion over the earth, was man. Mankind was unique physically but most importantly spiritually… God created us with a soul and spirit.
Don’t ever believe the lie that you were an accident or a mistake. God in His wisdom and love made you in His own image and likeness. Evolution and the lies it tells would have you disbelieve God’s work of creation, and believe that everything is all chance and error. Today remember that God loves you, created you, and has a purpose and plan for your life! There are no accidents with God, and He allowed you to have the parents you had, and determined what year you would enter this world. He purposed you to have the talents and abilities you have, and has placed you where you are for a specific reason. Even today He has design and purpose for everything that comes your way. Make a conscience choice to live for Him today, and use the life He has given you for His glory and your good.
Daily Scripture Reading
(Follow this Scripture Reading Plan to accompany this devotion and read through your Bible in a year)
Genesis 3:15 - "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."