In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1: 1


Creation involves a beautiful and complex series of actions by God; it happened in a remarkably orderly and incredibly powerful series of events. I think that it all had one primary purpose. That wasn’t to demonstrate God’s ability, capability, or might, and it wasn’t done because He wanted to gain total control. God already was in control, and He didn’t and doesn’t need to demonstrate His abilities to anyone.


My belief is that God created this world for me; He had a plan for this world and for all that surrounds it, and that plan was formed around His concept of the people that He would create to be His companions. This world was designed in order to provide all of us with a place to live that would meet our needs and provide us with a suitable context for our lives. This world is God’s well thought out gift to His children.


Every mountain and each river was envisioned by the Creator to serve our needs and to give us pleasure. The Lord wants me to delight in this world; the challenge for us comes when we stop seeing God’s face when we look upon this world and we start to focus on the creation itself. When that happens, our worship tends to shift to nature and to the works of people and away from the Lord.


We need to keep thanking God for all that He has given to us, marvel at the intricate detail of His workmanship, and seek out His guidance in our approach to caring for this world. Every blade of grass and every bird in the sky is here as a result of God’s design, we need to delight in His love for us when we see them.