Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Genesis 1:1-13

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. 6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. 9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

The existence of the earth and all creation was always a deliberate choice- nothing that is here as part of this amazing and complex planet is a matter of random chance. I love the intentional way that God creates, structured and ordered. The rhythm of creation is there right from the start- light and dark, earth and sky, day and night. There are times when I am caught up in the hectic pace of my life and it brings me perspective to remember I am part of something much bigger that has been that way since the beginning of time.

Lastly I am struck by the sense of fruitfulness that springs from creation. God could have stopped at the creation of beautiful scenery, but He didn’t because he knew there was even better to come. A reminder to me that my life, like all of creation, is intended to be fruitful. Fruitfulness will come in different seasons and that’s the way God intended. It’s ok if I have a bit of a ‘dry patch’ so long as I keep moving forward towards the next season.

Heavenly Father never let me forget your power and might. Help me Father to rest in the rhythm of life that is your design. Help to be fruitful in all aspects of my life. In Jesus Name Amen.

Written by Christine Knight

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