Creation (Genesis 1:1 – 2:7)

Every day this year, and possibly for years to come, I hope to take a brief passage of Scripture and expound upon it to encourage and inform my readers. I encourage my church family to read along this year, beginning with Genesis 1:1 – 2:7. I will post the passage and my reflections each day. Today begins a wonderful Bible journey!

When I read the story of creation in Genesis 1:1 – 2:7, I cannot help but be overwhelmed by the power of God. He simply speaks, and the world comes into existence. However, there are some very powerful theological concepts visible in this passage in addition to His power. For one thing, the Trinity shows up in the Creation story. God the Father declares creation, Jesus the
Son (Word of God) goes forth as the decree of God for Creation, and the Holy Spirit hovers over the face of the deep, ready to effect the Creation as the decree goes forth. They also together say, “Let us make man in our image(1:26),” which speaks to the Trinitarian plurality of creation. Also, they created this world ex nihilo (from nothing), simply speaking light, water, earth, and the separation of all three in an orderly fashion. He spoke plants, land animals, birds, and sea animals into existence with a Word. He formed man and spoke life into his form.

To simplify, God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit worked together to bring about a new world from nothing as only God could do. What a great and mighty God!

God wants to come into the nothing of your life, or the void and darkness in which you live, in order to speak and bring light into your existence. Let Him speak light and life into your day today. God loves you and today can be the beginning of a new way of life for you.

Genesis 1:1 starts with the words, “In the beginning God….” Why not start today, the beginning of a New Year, the beginning of a fresh start, with God at the forefront of your thoughts, plans, and dreams? He is the supply for your needs and the answer to your questions. Make your life His today!

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