Monday, January 5, 2009

Out of the Blue Genesis 1:1-5, Mark 1:4-11

Only God can make something happen out of the blue. God can be the voice that comes from the blue sky announcing, "You are my Son, with you I am well pleased." (Mark 1:11) Some say no way, such a voice is just the figment of Christian imagination.

Look around at God's work. Faith teaches us, "Nothing is impossible for God." In unbelief we might say it can't happen; and God might do it anyway. People limit God because we have limited imaginations. We make logical boxes for God to fit into; but the real God won't be tamed or limited by logic. The real God is love with his creatures and is passionately reaching to find them.

Parents take pride in their kids and the things their kids do. I didn't realize how much pride parents have in their kids until I became a dad. It's wonderful to see our girls making and shaping things on their own. Their art hangs in our home, in my office at church, and fills up the refrigerator door at Grandma's. I love their stories and their ideas. We were made in the image and likeness of the creator. We are made to create, to build, and give away what we have been blessed with.

The Creator takes pride in each of us. He knows us by name and loves us with the same sort of love that earthly parents have for their own children. God makes us in his image and gives us shape, color, voice, and form from an unlimited pallet. DC Talk, in an intro to the song Colored People on their 1997 concert disc Welcome to the Freak Show said it best, "...God is very creative artist."

We can make and create; but the elements that we shape and mold into our creations were created before we could use them or mold them. All of us, body and spirit, were created by God. He made us in his own image out of nothing. We are God's handiwork. We are creative but we were made that way.

The evil one has the power to corrupt; but the Devil has no power to create. Our enemy works against God and us, but the evil one will never prevail against God's infinite power to create and to resurrect what sin, death, and the Devil have corrupted and destroyed.Our God started with nothing and made everything. In the Nicene Creed we confess that the Father is the, "...maker of all things, seen and unseen."

Our God is the maker of all things, is the only one in the universe who can create from a formless void. Others can create from what's been made, but the one true God can create out of nothing.

1 comment:

Ivy said...

Amen! Our God is an awesome God. Blessings.