Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.” vs. 31

Genesis 1:26-2:4

Those who wrote the story of creation found in Genesis did not have the benefit of modern day research into the origins of the universe, but they did have a marvelous perspective of its beauty and cohesiveness. After describing the six days during which all things came into existence they concluded that “it was very good,” and there are few among us who would disagree. This world has been a spectacular place for life to begin and to flourish. And when we take time to look at all its wonders and savor its beauty, we can’t help but fall on our knees in amazement at the ways in which all things are knit together in such intricate and amazing precision. Our Genesis writers mention them all: the movements of the stars and planets, the light that is the source of life, the seas and dry land, the trees and green plants that blossom and flourish, the marine animals and the birds of the air, the reptiles and mammals, and the wonder of reproduction. We might have our debates and disagreements about how all this came to be, but we certainly must agree with that original assessment. This is a good place to be! And even though it’s obvious to everyone that the world is also broken, it never hurts to first acknowledge its intrinsic goodness.

Thought for the Day: What amazes me about creation?


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