Genesis 1:1-31

It’s sad when something so purely remarkable becomes so familiar…so ordinary.

Today I read…

And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so.  God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good. (vs. 9-10)

and I sort of thought, “Uh huh, yep,” and moved on to the next verse. I mean really! There was no dry land and then there was land. Whole oceans, organized by a word and in an instant. There was no sun or moon and then the sun and moon appeared. In an instant. The water had no life and then it was teaming with life. In an instant. The hillsides were vacant and then covered with livestock. Can you imagine the reality of it?

Please God, overwhelm my soul the way it really should be overwhelmed. When I see a night sky, lit by a billion stars…When I watch a robin building her nest, with all the precision of an architect…When I stand on the shore of the sea and watch the waters roll into the horizon, far beyond where my eyes can see…When I see the beauty and immensity and perfect order of nature…remind me of Genesis One. The power of your words created all that is good, in an instant. And that same power lives in me. Remind me, Lord.