God’s Creation

Scripture tells us in the beginning God created the world and everything in it. What an amazing, all powerful God to take a huge mass of dark void and in six days create this once perfect world. There is some debate as to the length of the day at that time, but since no time lapsed between each day, and each day’s creation begins with and, this appears to indicate each day was created consecutively one after the other. And note that God spoke the world into existence. And we need to remember there is a difference between creating and making something. Until day six, Godcreated, but on day six, He made man.

Genesis 1: 1-5  “In the beginning God created the heaven and earth. 2. And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God moved upon the surface of the water. 3.And God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light, and God saw that the light was good, and He divided the light from darkness. 4. And He called the light day and darkness, He called night. 5. And the evening and the morning were one day.”

Notice that God created the heaven and the earth on day one. Heaven refers to everything above the earth, outer space, or vastness of atmosphere. Earth is created, but has no form; evidently it’s just a huge mass of nothing, totally dark, and void of anything except water.  I think it rather interesting, that God spoke light into existence before creating other things. And some other things truly impress me: water existed everywhere and total darkness hovered over the waters. That would not have been a desirable place for anyone to live work. Also I think it is interesting that evening is mentioned before morning in each day’s creations. Perhaps this indicates a twenty-four day is from six o’clock one evening until the next evening at six o’clock.

And notice God did not make these things: He spoke then into existence thus creating them. One must have something before He can make anything, and in the beginning God had nothing; therefore, as we might say He started from scratch and created everything in the world.

The once perfect world has become marred by pollution through lack of care: mankind is an ungrateful being to live in this world and not express his appreciation to God, the Creator of all living things.

Heavenly Father, it is difficult for man’s finite minds to fully conceive of Your magnificent power and majesty; yet You bestow love on the least of Your children. We love and thank You in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Doris Lisemby