He is everlasting; a divine being with infinite power. He is light and love; He is merciful, gracious, loving and kind. What would this supreme God do with His power, for His pleasure?
In the beginning
The Bible teaches that there was a beginning. This was the beginning of the earth as we know it, with which we are so familiar and which we take for granted. It was the beginning of the existence of all things in the earth; seas, plants, creatures, the elements, weather, people, culture, languages, emotions and feelings. Everything and everyone has their life and existence from and by God.
Paul the apostle, whilst visiting Athens on one of his journeys, taught the people there of the one true God, describing Him as one who:
Here Paul describes us as the offspring of God; that is, formed by His power and purpose. For that reason, God is not far from each of us; from every person on the planet. The mark of the Creator is in our very existence and presence. As Paul later wrote to the Romans, God’s power is clearly evident in the created world:
The Bible reveals little about what happened “in the beginning.” God has not given us a scientific explanation of the creation. Neither is there a full description of the complete creative methodology. However, evidence for creation far outweighs the theories of man; leading us to a conclusion that is unmistakeable and unequivocal: God created!
All things in the world are an expression of the wisdom and understanding of God. He spoke, or declared His purpose, and it was done. God’s word created all things that we see around us so that,
The love of God
As if God’s glorious and gracious character was not sufficiently evident, permeating through the whole creation, His love is truly seen in sustaining life and providing for all creatures and people on the earth. He sustains and cares for His creation. He is not absent from the affairs on the earth, neither is He ambivalent about what goes on. He cares and tends, revealing His constant and unfailing love and mercy to all that would see; to all that would just stop and pay attention to the incredible world around them. That they may exclaim with the Psalmist,
The Lord Jesus himself learnt from his Father. He was well aware of the might of the Creator and the loving provision that God gives to all. When teaching his disciples, he commented that God
Perhaps if we were to pause to consider the bountiful blessings that we have been given by God - our life, health, enjoyment, time, feelings, scenery, family, friends and everything else - we would be humbled to reflect the same compassion to all people with whom we interact. It is a lesson to be generous and kind indiscriminately, following God’s own creative lead.
But by no means is God’s love limited to temporary, physical blessings. If His natural creation causes us to revere His holy name, then how much more should His eternal, spiritual blessings?