I left you with the thought a few weeks ago ‘How did God create the heavens and the earth’?
Since then we have all had to face some difficult decisions of how best to help and protect our families, friends and our communities.
More than ever we need to get to know the God of the heavens and earth; to truly consider who He is and what he has to say to us.
Now is the time to open our hearts to the God who created us; we are all learning of the vulnerability and weaknesses of the human race.
God of all creation
When considering how God made the heavens and earth maybe your mind turns to Creationism v Evolutionism or maybe New Earth v Old Earth or maybe it’s something you’ve not really considered, or you may have even rejected the notion all together.
But before we consider ‘how’ God created we need to understand ‘Who’ created.
What do you mean ‘who’ created?
In verse 1 the original Hebrew used for God is Elohim. This word is a plural word with a singular meaning. Our English language doesn’t reflect multiple complexities in the same word however in Hebrew we see the balance between Elohim having both a singular and plural meaning.
Throughout scripture (the bible) we see this truth unfold as God declares himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In the book of Isaiah Chapter 9: verse 6 says ‘he (Jesus) will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace’.
The first plural reference in English we see is in Genesis 1:26 ‘Let us make mankind in our image’. What an incredible moment we witness here as God (Father, Son and Spirit) makes a declaration together to create mankind.
We can have confidence when we declare that there is only One True God who has three Persons working in relationship as Trinity.
As we share this journey together, I pray our hearts, minds and eyes will be opened to the incredible truths that await us as we prepare to listen and learn from the God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) of all creation.