Read Chapter 1 of Genesis First then the Devotional at the bottom.

  New Living Translation 

1 Diorama Dirt Ball earth

In the Beginning BAM! Out of Darkness came an explosion of light bigger than any special effects we have ever seen! How cool is it that the very thing God begins HIStory with is the same thing that He ends it with. The Light. Did you catch that play on words? History, time, space, it’s all God’s Story aka HIS Story revealed to us through His Words to us. The Bible is God revealing Himself to us not the other way around. When God speaks amazing things happen as we see here in Genesis! So look with expectancy to His Word to you here in Bible.

The Light. Jesus tells folks “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” (John 8:12) Saving sinners out of darkness and out of shame is what God’s story is all about. This book we call the Bible is the story of God’s wild, passionate love for his people. It is a story from cover to cover of our redemption and so there is no better way to begin than by light bursting on to the scene to begin God’s story of his pursuit of man.

God is busy at work or probably more like play for Him creating all the various rivers, mountains animals and human life in His shoebox diorama we call Earth.

Later we see that God has “measured off the heavens with His fingers.” (Isaiah 40:12) And David looks up at the stars at night as he sheps and says in Psalm 19″The heavens declare the Glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of His hands. This gives you a glimpse of the vastness of God and our itty bittyness.

RANDOM THOUGHT 1:29 some people, mostly vegans like to point to this verse and say “Ah ha!” see Adam and Eve only had plants and vegetable to eat so God wanted us all to be vegan! But we know that is not true because of the great theologian Homer. No not the one with mythology, Homer Simpson. “If God didn’t want us to eat animals he wouldn’t have made them out of meat.” THGUOHT MODNAR

Look around you today and notice the glory of God’s creativity in creation. What does the creation story here in Genesis 1 reveal about God’s character? Take a minute to talk to God in prayer and thank Him for the little things you notice in creation and the big Amazing things too.

Author Matthew Rings