GOD’S STORY Part 16 His Creativity Unleashed
Here at Preparing the Bride, I’m telling GOD’S STORY. Presumptuous?! Not when simply looking at scripture, because scripture is the unfolding of God’s story to those who read it.
We look at GOD’s character and in the very first chapter of His story the Bible, we discover His creativity unleashed…
How do we prepare as the Bride of Christ? We learn GOD’s Story. Piece by piece, and peace by peace, we learn to walk as He has walked.
What was GOD thinking when…
“The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of GOD was hovering over the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:2)
‘So much potential!’
Is that what He was thinking? There was no form to the earth, but a blank canvas. There was space, there was darkness, there was a deep, there were waters. The Holy Spirit dwelt above. That’s all there was… Until we read of His creativity unleashed!
What could be done with this earth?
From GOD came the Creation, starting with two entities: the heavens and the earth. But did He know in detail what He’d create? Or was He playfully speaking and spontaneously creating?
I suppose there were already other planets or would be other planets, given they exist now. How would this earth be unique from all the other planets?
GOD created. At first, at the very beginning, there were heavens and there was earth without any sort of form whatsoever. And then: GOD spoke form and life into the earth. He then spoke light. Then He spoke life to many forms.
The impetus behind Creation
GOD is creative. GOD is alive. GOD is expressive. It seems the vastness of the heavens and the earth was too great to allow it to exist in a state of nothingness. There was too much canvas to ignore!
And so GOD created a wonder. He created a planet that had life! He put Himself into the planet… and gave it life. He was no longer an observer but became a part of the story of humanity. He created the habitat…. and then He created life for the habitat, first plant life and then animate life. As part of GOD’s self expression and as part of the story about GOD, this truth reveals a great deal about Him.
In creating the vastness of the universe, He decided to put some of Himself into it.
This is what the earth is: a manifestation of life that mirrors GOD the Creator Himself. The culmination of it all life is Man.
“So GOD created man in His own image; in the image of GOD He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27)
Surely He looked upon all of it, at the end of Day 6, and marvelled!