September 22, 2011

Enjoying God's Creation: Dare to Believe

"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.... And God said...."      Genesis 1:1,3

The simple phrase that opens Genesis 1:3 reached out and grabbed me. It wouldn't let me go. I was stuck in the wonder, and as I reread the phrase several times, the explorer within beckoned me on a journey through time -- back to where it all began.

"And God said…."   He spoke.   "Let there be...."


Can you imagine the resonating thunder that must have rumbled forth at the moment of creation? Talk about your Big Bang!

God breathed the word, and the work of creation began as he spoke cosmic light into existence. Frosty stars by the gazillions showered forth as he exhaled, and a brilliant display of living color danced above the waters as the full spectrum of light reflected His unimaginable beauty and creativity. Can you see it? Almost?
"By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth." Psalm 33:6 

"And God said…." He spoke.  "Let there be...."
"For he spoke and it came to be; he commanded and it stood firm." Psalm 33:9 
"Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.  Psalm 119:89 (NIV)
"Praise him, sun and moon, praise him all you shining stars… (v5)… for he commanded and they were created." Psalm 148:3-5
"By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible." Hebrews 11:3

"And God said…." He spoke.  "Let there be...."

The sun in it's place, the moon in it's orbit, and innumerable galaxies far, far away.  The waters keep to their boundaries, and every creature according to its kind -- all of these things hold their form and shape and place in the fabric of the universe --  because God said.
"...all things were created by him and for him. ... and in him all things hold together." Colossians 1:16-17
"For God who said let light shine out of darkness -- made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ." 2 Corinthians 4:6

"And God said...." He spoke. "Let there be...."     

I dare to believe.

This is what time under the stars causes me to ponder. What about you? How does experiencing God's creation help you to focus more on Him or His word?

~ De

More Scriptures: (Here's hoping the Blue Letter Bible app can keep up!)
Genesis 1:1-2:2
Hebrews 1:2
2 Peter 3:5
John 1:1-3
John 1:10
Psalm 89:11
Psalm 89:36-37
Psalm 104:19
Psalm 121:2
Psalm 121:6

Scripture references listed in the text are from the New International Version. 
The Blue Letter Bible app is set to New King James Version.


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