14 God said, “Let there be lights in the huge space of the sky. Let them separate the day from the night. Let the lights set the times for the holy celebrations and the days and the years. 15 Let them be lights in the huge space of the sky to give light on the earth.” And that’s exactly what happened. 16 God made two great lights. He made the larger light to rule over the day and the smaller light to rule over the night. He also made the stars. 17 God put the lights in the huge space of the sky to give light on the earth. 18 He put them there to rule over the day and the night. He put them there to separate light from darkness. God saw that it was good. 19 There was evening, and there was morning. It was day four. 20 God said, “Let the seas be filled with living things. Let birds fly above the earth across the huge space of the sky.” 21 So God created the great sea creatures. He created every kind of living thing that fills the seas and moves about in them. He created every kind of bird that flies. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them. He said, “Have little ones so that there will be many of you. Fill the water in the seas. Let there be more and more birds on the earth.” 23 There was evening, and there was morning. It was day five. 24 God said, “Let the land produce every kind of living creature. Let there be livestock, and creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals.” And that’s exactly what happened. 25 God made every kind of wild animal. He made every kind of livestock. He made every kind of creature that moves along the ground. And God saw that it was good.
What I am struck by in this passage is that what God says, plans and intends is so. God’s words and plans have absolute integrity. What God devises happens. It is a law of the creation account. And therefore, it must be a law for all time, including now. God is still creating, working in the world, and in my life.
Reflecting on all this, I am inspired to seek out what God is creating in my life. What are his purposes? What are the things that He is bringing about in my life? For whatever he plans “is so”. By nature of His being and character. It cannot be otherwise. Gods’ integrity of word and deed is absolute and perfect. What is most inspiring, especially when I consider this reflection in light of the New Testament. Much of His good plan has been revealed in Jesus, and in following Him all the days of my life.
Lord, I seek you to know what good plans and purposes you are creating in my life and are working for my future. I know you plan and create with absolute integrity, so I can trust that what you reveal to me “is so”.
Written by Ps. Rob Waugh