June 10th, 2022
Thoughts from today’s reading of Genesis 1-5
“In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth”. Over the course of six (literal or figurative) days, he both made it to support life and filled it with life. Incredible. The grass was grown, the trees had fruit, and the light from faraway stars showed in the night sky. Everything was good.
Then something new, well, something different, because it was all new. He made something that was like Him. He created humans, in His image, in His likeness. It wasn’t just good. It was very good. And these humans, He would give them the honor of entering into His work, joining Him by His side. They would watch over what he had made.
God wasn’t quite done yet, He made a garden, and there he placed the first man and the man needed nothing. It was then that the man was invited to rest. Work could wait for another twenty-four hours.
When the time for rest had come to an end, God invited the man to partner in His creative work. The man got to name the animals! Every bird, every mammal, and every reptile God brought to the man “to see what he would call them”. Like a proud papa, God watched as the man named them all.
I believe deeply that in God the Father, and by Jesus the Son’s work, and through the power of the Spirit, we have all that we need to do the work that He has created for us to do.
Brian is currently reading Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell