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God the Creator

Day Five
by Gini Crawford, MSW

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The One True God is the Creator. (Genesis 1:1) God's Word says, we can see God's characteristics through His Creation. Romans 1:20a says,

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made... NASB®

As you travel the road of life, if you are willing to look, you will see God: When I watch my grandchildren, I play with God's amazing handiwork. The Japanese puffer fish draws complicated designs in the sand with its fins, giving us a glimpse into God's intricate universe. When you look up into the sky at night, you see God's incomprehensible nature in each star. The breathtaking sunset is God's goodness. People feel God's unconditional love in their children and pets.

In Genesis 1 we discover that the One True God is the Creator: He spoke and the invisible became visible. (Hebrews 11:3) We learn humans were created in God's image, creation was created very good, and that God made us rulers over His creation. (Psalm 8:3-8) Genesis 1 is summarized below.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth...Then God said, Let there be light; and there was light...Then God said, Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters...God called the expanse heaven... a second day. Then God said,...let the dry land appear; and it was so...Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees...God saw that it was good...a third day. Then God said...God made the two great lights,...He made the stars govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good... a fourth day. Then God said, Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth...and God saw that it was good. God blessed them...a fifth day. Then God said, Let the earth bring forth living creatures...cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth... and it was so...God saw that it was good. Then God said, Let Us make man in Our image...and let them rule over...God created man in His own image...male and female He created them. God blessed them... it was very good...the sixth day. NASB®

Think about this: God has the power and wisdom to literally say what He wanted to create, and it appeared. But at the same time He is very personal - He knows you individually, loves you unconditionally, and relentlessly cares for you. Does this make you feel special? The more I understand how vast and infinite the One True God is, the more I am amazed over His great desire to be so intimate with me. He loves me so deeply that even when I get in a panic over something as minor as a bad hair day, He knows about it and cares. (Luke 12:6-7; Ephesians 3:19-20; Nehemiah 9:17-21; Psalm 139:1-16; Lamentations 3:22) Why would anyone not want to get to know this God?


Life Application:

Quickly read Genesis 1. God created everything that Adam and Eve, as well as all of humankind, would need to live happily forever. His creation is His work of goodness. As you read Genesis 1, notice how God describes creation as good then after humankind is created it is very good. How does knowing God is your Creator influence your life?

Also quickly read Genesis 2 and 3 to give you a background on Adam and Eve, the beginning of sin, and what happened to make life not so happy... Write down any insights you have.


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