Hebrews 11:1-22; Exodus 13:1-14:31; Proverbs 5
It’s so strange that in our world today, one of the major arguments is the beginning of all things. It would seem obvious that at one time, there was nothing; then there was something. Even those who postulate on methods can’t get around the fact that there was some kind of beginning. The author of Hebrews explains what we, as followers of Jesus Christ, believe. “By faith we understand that the universe has been created by a word from God so that the visible came into existence from the invisible.” (Hebrews 11:3) The universe was created by a word from God. That is a statement of faith, no doubt, because none of us were there at that time. Of course, those who would deny God’s existence of participation in creation are also making statements of faith because none of them were around at the time either. Our faith in a Creator God has implications that many do not want to face. If God created this world, He has the right to set the standards for behavior of the objects and the people of the world. He has the right to suspend those standards to perform what we call miracles. If His word could make the universe become material, His word could become flesh and dwell among us. As Christians we believe “In the beginning, God…” We believe God still cares about this world and went so far as to send Jesus to die on the cross to restore our broken relationship with Him. At the same time, we also believe, “At the end, God…” He is in control. He has always been in control. He will always be in control of His world.
Lord God, Creator of this universe, it is hard to imagine as we look at the vast expanses of Your universe through all kinds of miraculous technology, that You love and care for each one of us. Thank You for loving me. Thank You for caring for me and restoring the relationship I break through sin.