Sunday, 6 January 2013

Genesis 1:1+5 Live Life~Love Life WK1

Genesis1:1-2 SNAPSHOTS FROM THE BIBLE
1. In the beginning God created the Heaven & the Earth. 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.
2. And God said, ’Let there be light.’


We know from this point that God went on to create the world and all that therein is over the next 6 days

Genesis 1:31 God saw all that He had made and it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning-the sixth day.

The first thought here is, our genes come from genesis. We are made in the image of God which is reinforced by the fact that we too create many of our greatest works from a place of great darkness, inside the human mind. Every project starts from basic material and in this case God created 2 things, quite literally the earth without shape and water, essential for life. We do not know how long God’s spirit was hovering above the earth before he made his genius stroke, that of flooding the earth with light hence illuminating the magnitude of the challenge in front of him. Neither do we know how long God existed prior to creating the world. If we look at our personalities, it is possible that God procrastinated for quite a while before putting his thoughts into action!

Bearing in mind that God is said to have known everything since the beginning of time, if I am understanding this correctly, it is interesting that he affirmed his creation by acknowledging that it was good... credit where credit is due, another excellent guideline. You will note that it does not say, ‘perfect.’ Maybe perfection really is just an illusion. We can also see that once God sets His mind to something he works hard and fast, making decisions, creating structure/earth forms/life and naming as he goes along. Once again this is an excellent example of project management and quite interesting as the actual names must have been open to interpretation.

Creation and how the world evolved have given way to huge scientific debates however there has to be an explanation. What is good about this explanation is that enables us as humans to actually relate to the human aspects of God.

If you wish to contribute an opinion please add as a comment.

Jaz McKenzie

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