Today I’m rejoicing in my Creator-God and the world… the universe… that He created!
I believe Genesis 1.1! “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth!” I do NOT believe that the universe and the world we live in is the result of some impersonal evolutionary process! Instead, this is what I believe… “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)
I believe GOD did it… from our perspective “supernaturally” – from His perspective entirely the normal, everyday stuff of “God-activity!” This changes everything for me! I’m not alone in the universe! Humankind (and all God’s creation) have significance and purpose! Macroscopically (the big picture) and microscopically (to the very smallest particle) are both designed and sustained by Him! He knows me (and everything else) “inside – out!”
All of this was brought to mind this morning as I read Psalm 104 during my time of “Coffee with the Lord”… Here’s an excerpt…
“Praise the Lord, O my soul! Lord, my God, You are VERY great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty! … How many are Your works, Lord! In wisdom You made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number – living things give it to them, they gather it up; when You open Your hand they are satisfied with good things. When You hide Your face, they are terrified; when You take away their breath, they die and return to the dust. When You send Your Spirit, they are created, and You renew the face of the ground. May the glory of the Lord endure forever! May the Lord rejoice in His works! … I will sing to the Lord all my life! I will sing praise to my God as long as I live! May my meditation be pleasing to Him, as I rejoice in the Lord! … Praise the Lord , O my soul! Praise the Lord!”