Graceful Perseverance: God's Tapestry - 02/14/2021
Welcome to this week’s blog. Today I am writing about God’s tapestry. What is God’s tapestry and what does the Bible say about God’s creation of heaven and earth?
First, I want to point out, there still remains a worldview of the creation of earth, and the declaration and validation of the creation of earth. The worldview, for the most part, assumes or accepts that God is the creator of earth. Please note the biblical view of God’s creation of earth is not in conflict with science; rather, it is in conflict with any worldview that starts without a creator. The most important aspect of ongoing debates is not the process of creation, but the origin of creation. Earth is not a product of chance or scientific probability, but exclusively God’s creation.
Just saying the word “beginning” is very refreshing. An optimistic word that seems to free us of problems, and at the same time fills us with promise. For most of us, “in the beginning” stirs up hope, excitement and imagination of wonderful visions of our future. Genesis (Chapter 1, Verses 1-31) refers to the “beginning or origin,” as the Bible unfolds the record of the beginning of heaven and earth, of human history of family, of civilization, and of our salvation. It is also the story of God’s plan and purpose for His creation. The Book of Genesis, without doubt, sets the stage for the entire Bible. For Christians, Genesis reveals the person and nature of God, our creator, our sustainer, our redeemer and the final judge of the world when He returns.
God created heaven and earth in a majestic display of His power and purpose. Genesis explains the beginning of many momentous truths for mankind. In this blog, you will find the record of the creation of earth (Genesis, Chapter 1) and many photos of all of its beautiful wonders and landscapes that only the God of the universe has the power to create. God teaches us in the Bible that the earth is well made and good. He also reminds us in Genesis that we are special and unique to Him; created just and right for His purpose and His plans. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. – Genesis 1:31 (NIV).
Genesis, Chapter 1:1-31 (NIV):
In the beginning God created the heavens and 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. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. – Genesis 1:1-5 (NIV).
And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. – Genesis 1:6-8 (NIV).
And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day. – Genesis 1:9-13 (NIV).
And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day. – Genesis 1:14-19 (NIV).
And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” So, God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day. – Genesis 1:20-23 (NIV).
And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. – Genesis 1:24-25 (NIV).
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
So, God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so. – Genesis 1:26-30 (NIV).
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. – Genesis 1:31 (NIV).
Enjoy more of God’s Tapestry below:
The heavens and the earth were created in their wondrous beauty for mankind. God created all that we see and experience on this earth. The book of Genesis begins, “God created the heavens and the earth.” Here on earth is where our ancestors began the most exciting and fulfilling journey imaginable. The Bible not only tells us that the world was created by God’s hand; but more importantly, the Bible tells us who God is.
Not only in the beginning in Genesis, but throughout the Old and New Testaments, the Bible reveals God’s personality, his character, and His plan for His creation. This includes His plan for you and me. But the only way we can truly know God in a very personable way is by reading His word. God’s deepest desire is for us to seek Him, and have a personal relationship with Him. The only way we can do this is first by reading and studying the Bible to understand who God is. A good place to start is with the Book of Genesis – In the Beginning.
Blessings until next week,
Debra Pauli Unstoppable Believer
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