When I read the creation account in the first couple of chapters of the first book of the Bible, I marvel at the amazing creativity, wisdom and power of our God. In such a short period of time, he made everything we will ever know this side of heaven. The complexity of our world speaks to the intricate care that God used when creating our existence. From the vastness of our universe to the smallest forms of microbial life, his majesty can be seen. Typically, I stop at the creation account, forgetting that God has been, and is continually in the business of creating life. David puts it this way in Psalms, chapter 139, verses 13 through 16, which says:
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.”
Every child, every budding plant, and every newborn animal reflects the continuing creation power of our God. He may have set the laws of nature in place to allow such creation to self-propagate while he sits on high watching his plan for life unfold, but I like to think that he is intimately involved in the process of creating each one of us. Like David, I like to imagine his care and attention to detail applied with every freckle, every head of hair, and every cell in our body. There is Biblical evidence to support that notion, and this portion of scripture is one such area. So I encourage you not to limit the awe of God’s creation to the initial creation account. Marvel at his continued hand in the creation of everything around us, including you, your children and your grandchildren.
Every believer will agree that the hand of God is powerful and awesome. He created the laws of nature and physics, time and space, and every biological creature that exists. I encourage you to recognize his hand in the creation process, because he is the only one qualified to manage it. Many in our world do not agree with that statement, which is why I believe mankind needs to repent. We have become wise in our own eyes. Many scientists deny God’s existence while at the same time attempt to take on the role of God. Genetically designed babies, abortion, and euthanasia attempt to usurp the plan of God. There is a story early in the Bible where mankind tried to be like God in the Garden of Eden. We should never forget how that turned out. God is God, and we are not. I hope that you will join me in praying that our world will come to realize that as well.