“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1
God the Creator
Genesis tells us a beautiful, intricate story of how God made things into existence. For six days, God did not only craft all that there is, but He created things for His creation. He created mankind to toil the soil. He created rain to allow plants to grow and be able to bear fruits for mankind.
Everything is designed by the Creator and everything exists because of Him. And with that, everything has a purpose because of the Creator.
The Breath of Life
“Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person.” – Genesis 2:7
At the point of creation, everything was “God said…” or “God spoke…” and it was there. But when God formed man, this is the first different piece of information we read about from the story of creation. This just shows how intimate, careful, and personal God is with mankind.
Mankind is made in His image. Made completely unique in His creation by being formed by the dust from the ground with His hands like a potter working and forming a masterpiece with clay.
Despite the abundant provision and the ability to walk with God, mankind decided to want more, that its place in creation was not enough.
And so sin entered the world, and from all of God’s creation and subject, mankind was set to be cursed.
As years went by, God observed and saw the extent of mankind’s wickedness – that everything they thought and did was evil. So God was sorry that He ever made mankind and decided to wipe all of the living things He had created. But Noah found favor with the Lord (read Genesis 6) and we see humanity continuing. We see God’s creative power at work both in the flood and His grace and mercy by creating a rainbow signifying that He would never again destroy His creation this way.
Jesus Enters into Creation
Jesus, our Creator, with the very Spirit of life, spoke into creation. During His walk on earth, He taught and lived a life so mankind could see and follow it. And all that came out of His mouth was love, compassion, and patience.
Yet, in the end, the very words spoken by mankind despite Jesus performing signs, miracles, and amazing things was “crucify Him!”
“Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.’” –Luke 24:34a
Mankind’s words spoke death but Jesus’ Words spoke life.
Jesus is the life. He is the Word, the Breath that creates life, our life. Jesus lived with and for mankind so that He could again recreate them as His holy brothers and sisters, and children of the Holy Father – this is the one true life.
When He said I am the way, the truth, and the life, there is so much more in it. Jesus is the creator, the very author and as He is on earth knowing what to do, is the recreator.
So here’s something we need to ponder: what are our lips used for? What is it that we create for the Spirit of life that is within us?
May our words, our lips, and the Spirit God has given us, speak the life that He gives us to speak. May everything that has breath praise the Lord!