Take time to pray about the passage and read it through before beginning.
“Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep,and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”
Creation by definition means to bring something into being & at that often through imaginative skill. It is hard to wrap our minds around what it must have looked like. Nothingness… an expanse of darkness…formless & empty. To create such beauty from nothing. It is a stark reminder of what Isaiah 55:8-9 tells us about God. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” A reminder as we consider His awesome creation!
- Re-read Genesis 1:2 and read John 1:1-5. Using these passages who was present at creation?
- Awesome to think that Father, Son & Holy Spirit were part of the creation. Write down what God created on each day. What stands out to you? Are there any new details? Why is this significant to you?
- Read Romans 1:20 – What does this verse tell you about what God reveals in His creation?
- Write down Genesis 1:1 & Write down Genesis 1:31 – From these two verses, what do you know?
God created the earth and everything in it and called it good! There are many theories and ideas about creation – even within the Christian Church. We may not know how He did it, if it was a literal 7 days or if God’s time took years. But, it is written in His word and so we can know one thing is certain…In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth!
Praying for you as you trust in the truth of God’s word. May you see His eternal power and divine nature in His beautiful creation. Take time now to praise Him for what he has created!