“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.”
-Genesis 1:1-2 (NLT)
Close your eyes. Imagine, well, nothing. Our minds cannot really comprehend the idea of “nothing”. There are no sounds, no feelings, no life, no color, no light.
Then, God spoke. And nothing became something. By the power of his mighty word, God brought light into the nothing.
Yet, that was not the end. The next day, God created space between the waters. He created clouds and the seas.
Still, God was not yet finished. He spoke trees and plants into existence on the third day.
On the fourth day, he made planets, stars, and the sun (each are which are unfathomably complex; scientists to this day are not sure what causes gravity, holding all of these objects in orbits.)
Birds and fish came on the fifth day, and on the sixth day, animals and the crown of creation, human beings.
I think those of us who have spent any significant amount of time in the Church, it is easy to gloss over all of this. Maybe because I am unable to grasp the mighty power of God to create everything, maybe because I have heard the story many times, or maybe because I am not being a student of the text, I simply read about creation with an unimpressed heart. I have lost my sense of awe.
Today, let us read this passage with amazement and worship for our God! The Lord created all that we see, know, and enjoy, yet when his perfect world was corrupted by sin, he began composing a plan to save us. This Creator, who spoke everything into existence, would put on human skin and die for us.
What do you feel as you read this? I would love to hear what God is teaching you through his Word!