And God Said…

Read: Genesis 1
Sir Isaac Newton once said, “This most beautiful system of sun, planets, and comets could only proceed from the counsel and domain of an intelligent and powerful Being.”  Genesis 1 gives us the account of how God spoke creation into being. What a powerful account of the creation those verses are. Our universe, our solar system, our planet, and each plant, animal, and person are living examples of what God spoke and created into existence.
Speaking of Isaac Newton, a story is told about how he had made a miniature version of the solar system one time.  He put a large golden ball in the middle to represent the sun and smaller spheres around it that were attached by rods of varying lengths.  They were all geared together by cogs and belts that made them move around the sun in perfect harmony.
One day a friend of Newton’s who did not believe in the biblical account of creation stopped by his house.  His friend marveled at this device as he watched Newton put his created model into motion. His friend said, “Wow, this is a great invention, who made it for you?”  Newton replied by saying “nobody.” His friend said, “Nobody?” “That’s right,” Newton said, “all of these balls, cogs, belts, and gears just happened to come together, and wonder of wonders, by chance they began revolving in their set orbits with perfect timing.”
You see, Isaac Newton was trying to point out to his friend that these kind of things don’t just happen by luck and chance.  The magnificence of our created world, our bodies, and the sustaining nature of all things is due to the almighty God who created it all.  God said it, it was, and now we enjoy the blessings of life, nature, and all of God’s creation. Genesis 1:31 says, “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.”
Make it Personal:  Take time this week to thank God for the magnificence of creation.  Too often we take these things for granted and don’t marvel at the beauty, the power, and the blessing of this created world.  We may not always understand how it works and why certain things happen, but we are surely thankful for this life and breathe that we have been given.  Glory be to God our Creator!
Have a great week everyone, Pastor Glen Rhodes