In Genesis 1 of the Holy Scriptures, we gain understanding of the beginning of history and the dawning of time. It speaks of the Christian God, the Most High, and His creation of the world. As we read the events unfold of each day bearing a new creation, we consider the grand production awe-inspiring and perhaps even ambitious. For surely such a brilliant and elegant display requires much creativity and inner workings of an all-knowing mind.
But as we continue to read His book, we learn more about Him and soon discover that the work of His creation was effortless and uncomplicated; formed only by the sound of His voice. When He looked over all that He made, He thought it delightful and wonderful, pleasing and good.
Often times, especially today, you may hear people say, “The world is a mess!” And when we read the newspapers and hear the news, it may be difficult not to disagree with them. Shortly thereafter, we may encounter discouragement and fear beginning to surround us like quick sand threatening to envelop and ultimately suffocate us. Unfortunately, that is the effect of sin that has been ushered into this life; something which is meant and created for good can slowly become infused with disease and infection leading to contamination and eventually rot.
But there is a remedy, a cure, for this cancerous and fatal disease to our souls; Jesus. Only through Him can the sickness be treated and the malignancy eradicated. Because of Him our bodies, minds, and souls can fight off corruption and instead be renewed and made into a new creation each and every day just as it was at the beginning of time.
God, You are the goodness in this world. Because of You, I have hope and can rise above from what sometimes feels like a hell below. I am thankful for the times You have carried me when it got too difficult. Thank You for making all things new.
“He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.” – Daniel 2:21