Sunday 6th June
God made the heavens and the earth
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth...."
Genesis 1 makes it clear this world is not an accident.
Everything we see around us is put here by God. And what an amazing, varied, colourful, interesting world he has made!
That video rightly says that things in this verse are just right to make life possible - LOTS of life! Birds, fish, reptiles, insects and mammals.
Genesis 1 shows us that this was all God's idea, and that he (like David Attenborough) says it is very good.
Do you have a favourite animal? What is your favourite thing about it?
How amazing is it that God invented that animal and then made it out of nothing, just by speaking! How amazing that he made everything that way!
If God made everything we see, including you and me, that means he owns everything.
He's the one who gets to tell us how to live. If you get a new toy and ignore the maker's instructions it will probably break. The same is true of the world. Instead of ignoring the Maker's instructions and breaking the world, we should listen to what he says this week, as we marvel at all of his creation around us everyday.
Dear Creator God, you are so powerful, so big, so creative, so good. Thank you for making such a wonderful world for us to live in and enjoy. Help us to remember how mighty you are and do what you say. Help us also to be thankful for all the beauty around us. In Jesus name, Amen.