A Heavenly Declaration


“The first declaration in the bible is “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen 1:1). God is the great creator and architect of this world and the prophet Jeremiah said concerning God, “’Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.” (Jer 32:17). The imprint of God’s “great power” and “outstretched arm” is on all of His creation. All one has to do is open their eyes to the splendor of creation around them to know that there is a God who is intimately involved with His creation. The succinctness of nature as His hand guides the stars and planetary revolutions. His artistry and creative genius are on full display from the grandeur of the highest peak of the Himalayas to the deepest canyons of the seas. There are some who say that God is like a clock maker who has wound a clock and left it to its own devises. This is far from the biblical description of God in His creative activity. God is involved with the minutest details of life. Jesus once said, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows” (Mat 10:29-31). God is a loving and caring creator who is actively engaged with His creation.”

An excerpt from Because He Loves Us: An Introduction to the Christian Life by Chi Elmore


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