Monday, April 27, 2015

The Land

"Then God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gather together into one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so.  And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas.  And God saw that it was good."  Genesis 1:9-10

Anyone who has spent time in the ocean knows that water is powerful.  As children we make small waterways and watch as the water carries more and more sand away.  When we stand in the ocean a wave that is not even waste high can knock us off of our feet completely!  In more tragic cases a tsunami can bury and destroy entire cities in a matter of almost no time at all.  Yet, God simply spoke the word and all of the waters the world yeilded to His command and receded to reveal dry land.  For us to move such a great amount of water would be absurdly impossible, but for God this was just a simple act of clearing a canvas.  For what does the master Artist clear such a canvas?  Did He consider as He brought forth the dry ground that He would form some of that freshly cleared soil into the form of mankind?  It is amazing think that that earth that the Lord brought forth would one day walk walk upon it, sit upon it, rest upon it.  One day he would look down upon that soil from a cross where He would hang to redeem that which He created.  That same earth now groans in anticipation of the return of its Lord and Creator, who alone can remove the curse of sin from its form and function

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Sky

Then God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters." Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.  And God called the firmament heaven.  So the evening and the morning were the second day." Genesis 1:6-8

As a child I remember lying on my back and staring up at the sky.  Day or night this practice never failed to amaze me.  Whether looking out into a beautiful deep blue, clouds or out into an endless sea of stars there seems to be something amazing about that expanse that the Lord God spoke into place to divide the waters from the waters.  I wonder what an angel looking on at God's work in Creation week would think.  God had made this gigantic galaxy and in some corner of it He made this tiny ball that He had filled with water.  Then He made some space in between the waters to put things.  I wonder of the angels were curious as to what he would do with that little bit of space.  Could they have imagined that He was clearing a space for plants and birds, elephants and elk?  Could they have dared to think that He was creating an environment to place little creatures that would be both spirit and animal?  Would it be possible to even dream that He would imprint His very own image upon those creatures?  Yet more amazing that Jesus Christ, the Son of God would take on that form and die to restore them to Himself.  After that, that little space of sky that God created on the second day would be the medium through which Christ would be raised up into heaven to sit down at the right hand of God.  That very same sky will one day contain the returning King and hosts of His saints, saved by Grace.  All this is possible only because God cleared a little space between the waters.

Monday, April 6, 2015


Then God said, "Let there be light", and there was light. Genesis 1:3

We usually take light totally for granted. Yet light is not just assumed by God as He explains His creation process to us. Light was created. When we see light it usually means that something amount of energy is being used. A candle wick is burning, a log is on fire, gas is exploding, or electricity is running and slowly burning out a glass encased coil.  We need a source of energy to make light, yet God spoke and the amazing mysterious particle/wave that would be neccessary for living things to perceive the world around them flowed forth without any natural source.  For a time, the universe was lit not by the thousands of lamps which God hung in the sky, each with their fuel supply predetermined to burn exactly as long as His plan demands, but by God Himself.  Light flows forth from Who He is. When Jesus entered into our Spiritual darkness the same thing occured (John 1) No more hunting about for spiritual matches and burning our fingertips trying to view the spiritual landscape.  The Light entered the world and because of Him, mankind can see again.  By the way, if you have trusted in Him, you will one day inhabit a world where there is no need for light that burns again (Revelation 22:5). I am excited to see that light.