August 11, 2013

Special Feature: The Creation Week

Just last night, I was inspired to memorize the first verses of the Bible-- Genesis 1:1-5. And it helped me understand more fully the majesty and power of God.

I'll ask you personally, "Do you believe in Creation?"

Ask me and I'll say, "Yes, I believe in Creation and I don't believe in evolution. It's biblical."

Join me now as we discover the things God has done during the Creation week.

This post is based on Genesis 1:1-31, 2:1-3. (Do you have a Bible? Read it for yourself.)

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1:1). Before anyone and anything, there is God. He is the first of everything. His creative power is evident even from the start. He is our Creator.

A day originally constitutes the evening and the morning (Genesis 1:5).

Sunrise at Limasawa Island in Southern Leyte.

On the first day, God created light. God then called the light Day, and the darkness Night (Genesis 1:3-5).

On the second day, God created the firmament. God therefore called the firmament Heaven (Genesis 1:6-8).

On the third day, God created the waters to gather and the dry land to appear. God called the dry land Earth and the waters Seas. God then created the vegetation—grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit trees (Genesis 1: 9-13).

 Carica papaya

On the fourth day, God created the sun, moon, and the stars (Genesis 1:14-19).

On the fifth day, God created marine life and fowls on the air (Genesis 1: 20-23).

Whaleshark in Oslob, Cebu.

On the sixth day, God created land animals and man, the crowning jewel of Creation. Man was created by God in His own image and likeness. God then directs man to eat only these—herb bearing seed and the fruit of a tree yielding seed. And God saw that all the things that He had created were very good (Genesis 1:24-31). On the sixth day, God had finished His work of Creation, and He is now ready for the seventh day (Genesis 2:1).

On the seventh day, God instituted the Sabbath Day. God ended His work, He rested, He blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it. The Sabbath was the grand finale of the Creation week (Genesis 2:2-3).

"At the end of each day of the Creation week, as the Creator viewed what He had brought into existence, He pronounced that it was good. At the end of the week as God surveyed His total creation, He concluded that everything was 'very good' (Genesis 1:31). . . . Every day which God has made is an abundant day, but the Sabbath is exceptionally a super abundant day."                                                                -Gil G. Fernandez, In Times Like These, p. 69.

As travelers and adventurers, we often appreciate the beauty of God's wonderful creations. And may this appreciation lead our hearts to praise and glorify God, the Creator of everything.

No comments:

Post a Comment