Let’s imagine for a moment, complete darkness, and complete absolute nothingness. It’s rather boring and perhaps a little scary. In the Message it says in Genesis 1:2 “Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.” Don’t you just love how the very beginning of the world is described? But then our Lord in His infinite wisdom brought everything to life. There was light, there were days and nights, sky, water, Heavens, evening and morning. There was earth and oceans, plants, seasons, days, years, the sun and the moon. There were fish, birds, all types of animals, and living creatures, and human beings. Then in Genesis 1:31 the Message says, “God looked over everything He had made; it was so good, so very good! It was evening, it was morning – Day Six.”
What’s the most beautiful place you’ve visited? The Grand Canyon, Mount Everest, Victoria Falls, Amazon Rainforest, the Polar Ice Caps, or any other magnificent place you’ve seen? Now take that place and picture it in your mind. Think about the beauty, the stillness, the colors, the scents, and the sounds. Now imagine for a moment – the One who created these beautiful places. If these places can take your breath away, try, just for a moment to imagine what it was like for God after He created the world. I wonder if the glory and majesty of creation took our Lord’s breath away. The Almighty Creator used His majesty and power to create our awe-inspiring earth. I pray that this week as we go about our daily lives we won’t take our surrounding creation for granted. Take a few minutes and watch the sunrise or the sunset, stop and watch the butterfly go from flower to flower, listen to the birds chirp in the morning, and watch as the grass soaks in the luscious rains. Then make sure you say – Thank you Lord, it was so good, so very good.
Lord of All Creation, in six days You created this world and what a glorious job You did. We tend to take for granted our everyday beautiful surroundings. Help us to take time this week to reflect and rejoice in your creation. It is so good Lord, so very good. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.