14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day. 20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day. 24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
It’s hard for my modern mind to get around the repeated phrase, “And God said…and it was so.” That as God spoke, this universe came into being.
Words are cheap these days. There’s apparently 30 trillion words on the internet alone. So many words, so many that I have no connection with, value for, or understanding of.
God’s words are not cheap at all. God’s spoken word has made Galaxies like our Milky Way, and birds like the eagle, and animals like the African lion. Wow God, when you speak, magnificent things come into existence.
Lord, let me hear your voice for the magnificent that you unlock and create when you speak. In me. In those around me. And in the world today. Hallelujah!
Written by Ps. Rob Waugh