As I crawl through Genesis to learn what is GOD’s point of view, I discover today that GOD is timeless and all-knowing. Today I see He’s given us evidence of Creation in His very description of His Creation.
He is simply, GOD!
Genesis 1:9-10 says,
“Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered 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.”
Land and Seas
This makes me think of the issue of Creation v Evolution… Did GOD create the world and does it matter to believing Christians? My quick answer is, of course He did and of course it does. Was it in 7 – 24 hour days? I think so but whether that matters or not to salvation or to our effectiveness in His name is a diversion not worth taking here today.
These 2 verses are evidence for Creation
One landscape called earth surrounded by a body of water that seems to begin from anything or nothing and extend to everywhere! is what it says was created on Day 3. For me, the flood and the subsequent splitting of the continents is demonstrated in this. If you take just a glance at the way the earth meets the oceans and imagine the shorelines, there is a puzzle-shaped interconnection between the continental shorelines which makes it obvious to me that the earth was once one mass of land surrounded by water. And this is precisely what it says in verse 9 — the Earth is ‘gathered together’ with the waters or “Seas” surrounding.
There are many aspects to creation and the flood which are borne out with study (an internet search of Ken Ham and Dr Grady McMurtry, their videos, will introduce this to you, for those not familiar already).
I see that GOD put these verses in Genesis, in His Word to support the Creation debate — which is ongoing even now — in our favour. He knew Darwin would ponder nature, He knew skeptics would relish an opportunity to slam the existence of Himself, He knew we would need proof when Faith is tested. And so, He has given us the words to help us stand on the truth of His Creation.
There once was a time when the existence of God or gods was recognised universally. The debate was not whether to worship GOD but rather to consider who is GOD and who or what are we to worship. Now the very existence of GOD is challenged.
What we do with these words which exist to help us, this awareness of GOD, the clarity of Creation in nature, is up to us.
GOD has given us keys and tools for debate. He has given us the core of Creation as a starting block to our faith. Without it, we are on shaky ground in a world which doubts and tests GOD’s existence. GOD knew this would happen. And He knew what we’d need to stand these tests.
All of creation is waiting and longing for You, LORD. Thank you for your evidence to us — to all. Thank you that you’ve given us evidence of Your Creation.
Let us take these tools and put them to good use.
Amen and Amen.
Larus Press with the blog stream Preparing the Bride is all about enabling us to be ready for Jesus’ return, preparing also for all He has in store for us in the meantime.
How do we prepare as the Bride of Christ? One aspect is to learn GOD’S STORY. Piece by piece, and peace by peace, we learn to walk as He has walked. And we learn His perspective.
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.