I have been a Christ follower since I was nine years old. I know the Creation story, “God said…and it was good.” But recently God breathed a fresh revelation on His Creation of The Beginning.
When God made the world
“God said” is recorded eight times in the Creation account (Genesis 1:3-26). From God’s throne in heaven, He spoke the world into existence. When God spoke, waters gathered, light split the sky, mountains formed, and animals were created. Psalm 29 explains the repercussions of God’s voice. Based on Scripture, my theory is when God spoke, it resounded in thunderous big bang!
“The Lord thunders over the waters.
The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightening.”
(Psalm 29:3, 7, NIV)
When God created mankind, He stepped out of heaven and “the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7, KJV).
When God created humans, not only did He step out of heaven, but He fell to His knees (in the dirt recently created) and breathed the breath of life into us!
Why the diference?
For weeks, I’ve pondered why the difference? God could have spoken mankind into existence from heaven, as He spoke the sun and moon into the sky. Why did He step out of heaven to get down and dirty to create us? I have two thoughts:
We are hand made. From The Beginning, we were created to be set apart from the rest of Creation. God wanted us to be hand crafted.
(Psalm 139:5, NIV)
“You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13, NIV)
“My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.” (Psalm 139:15, NIV)
“When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes say my unformed body.” (Psalm 139:15, NIV)
We are made for a relationship with our Creator. Mankind is the only creation with a living soul brought to life by the breath of God.
“God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8, NIV)
“The Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul”
(Genesis 2:7, KJV).
No matter where you are in your faith journey with the Lord, He wants a relationship with you. Enter in that relationship by prayer. He is waiting with open arms to hug you—His breathtaking creation.
Leah Perri’s article 15 Bible Verses to Strength Your Relationship With God, is an excellent place to begin.
Have you ever considered that you are God’s breathtaking creation?
~April Dawn White
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