The kids and I begin to read and discuss NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible, reading through Genesis chapters 1 to 2. Hannah reads and we listen, although Tim does his best to keep his eyes open (we start quite late). Hannah keeps her eyes on the page and continues to read, Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Tim yawns. So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them … (Tim yawns for the nth time). I tell him to go to bed while Hannah and I finish our reading and discussion, but no, he wants to stay.
Hannah finishes reading, puts down the book and I ask, “What are the things that you learned here about the truth of God?”
She thinks deeply, then gives her answer, “That what God says comes to be.”
I am surprised by her answer. I have my own thoughts about what we have read and it doesn’t include that. “Great! Yes! That is so true! What God says comes to be. His word is very powerful. He is the Word.”
This truth about God is what makes us, His creation, fear Him. For we must fear God. I tell the kids this.
And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, And to depart from evil is understanding.’ (Job 28:28)
I continue to discuss with the kids. Tim blinks his eyes trying to stay awake. He likes our Bible Studies but he’s often distracted.
Another truth about God that we can learn from creation is this: that He blesses. He is a God who blesses. Remember from the days of creation, He blessed the sea and everything in it, and blessed the first man and woman? We need not fear nor worry when we need something. We need not look elsewhere to find answer to our needs, great and small, nor doubt that our needs will ever be met. We need only to remember that God is a giver of blessings and when we call upon Him, our Father in heaven, He will hear us and will bless us.
This truth about Him tells us about His great love for us. Though we rightly fear Him for He is God Almighty, we know also that His love for us never fails. It’s everlasting. Whether therefore He disciplines us or blesses us, it is all an act of love by a Father who loves His children.
The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. (Jer. 31:3)
I ask Hannah again of more of her inputs about the truth of God from The Creation, and we almost say simultaneously, that God created us and we did not evolve from monkeys as scientists claim. The Bible says we were created in His own image and likeness.
And today, I remember this, as I thank and honor God for making me and fashioning me inside my mother’s womb 46 years ago today.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. ((Ps. 139:14, emphasis mine).
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