Saturday December 10, 2016
by Joan Webb
God, the Universe and Me
Genesis 1:1: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
God did not need to create the universe; he chose to create. God created light; the earth with its plants and animals, and finally human beings as his culminating masterpiece. God was and is intimately and lovingly involved in all He created.
Some of us feel as though we do not belong. We exist, but we do not really know why. Maybe someone in our past ignored, abused, or tried to make us into their own image. In the process we became alienated from our immediate world and even the entire universe.
Believing God chose to fashion us into being; that he takes pleasure in our existence; that he remains an active participant with us on planet earth; and that we are an integral part of his universal plan lends meaning and dimension to our daily lives. The phrase "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" expands our capacity to hope in the future.
God, you created the vast universe.
It is beyond my comprehension;
yet, I'm part of it all.
I am both lifted up and humbled.
Copyright Joan C. Webb
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