In His Praise — September 2, 2018

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:1-2) These are the first words recorded in the Bible. They tell of an earth much different than the earth that we know today. That earth had no form and was empty, dark and chaotic. It sounds like a pretty unpleasant and lonely place. But if we continue reading the story of creation in the book of Genesis we find that just a word from God changed everything! God spoke and created light, and made night and day. God continued speaking into existence the sky, plants, animals and humans.  Our God is truly awesome!

But let’s think about the world we live in today. Many times our world may seem empty, without hope or purpose. Problems and stress may cause us to feel our lives are just a chaotic mess. We may not be able to see beyond the dark path on which we travel. But, there is good news! Just as God spoke and brought order and beauty in the beginning, His word can still bring transformation, hope, direction and joy today. He is still the same awesome, mighty God!

Remember the great God that created heaven and earth is our God, He loves us and wants good for us.  Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Let God into your life and experience the change He can make.