“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.”
Genesis 1:31 NIV
This Sunday I was at my home church and loved catching up with friends. It was shocking how many babies there were! Our church is in the middle of a baby boom and it’s wonderful to see all those lovable faces. Baby girls in their pretty dresses and infant boys in their buttoned shirts with sweater vests. It just doesn’t get any more adorable. No matter what the style of baby clothes, every parent believes their baby is the cutest. I think it’s something God placed in the heart of parents In The Beginning, when He looked at His kids and said, they’re “very good”!
The Genesis 1 account of creation gives us an overview of how God formed the world. Day one, God created light and separated it from the darkness. Day two, God separated the waters by creating sky. At this point the world was simply water, sky, then more water. Day three, God created dry ground and separated the waters into seas between the land. God made the land productive as he formed all of the plants and trees with seed-bearing abilities. The earth began to create on it’s own. Day four, God created the sun, moon and stars. Day five, God created creatures in the sea and birds in the sky. He created them with the ability to procreate. At the end of each day it says that God took a look at what He created and “saw that it was good.” 1 During the first part of Day six, God stopped after making animals that live on the land and said they were “good”. During the last half of day six, God made the Adam and Eve. Now when He looked on all of His creation, God said it was “very good”!
If you struggle with your value in God’s eyes I pray that the truth of creation sinks deep into your spirit. God looks at you; the child He created, His representative, His image bearer, and He says you’re very good, better than the most beautiful sunset in the sky, the starriest night, better than a full moon, tropical fish in an aquarium, cute puppies or exotic birds! Your Father sees nothing as good as you!
Father….This world can be a difficult place. Sometimes the thoughts in my head, situations or people around me give off the message that I am ‘less than’; not quite enough. Your Word tells me that I am “fearfully and wonderfully made”, that when you look at me you see me as very good. Lord, help me, to see me, as you see me. In Jesus Name…Amen
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